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Table 4 Methods of knowledge-sharing and types of knowledge shared by naturopathic practitioners

From: Naturopaths’ mobilisation of knowledge and information in clinical practice: an international cross-sectional survey

  n %
Knowledge types shared (n = 449)
Knowledge developed through consideration of the patient’s unique needs 374 83.3
Knowledge developed during your initial clinical training 364 81.1
Knowledge developed through continuing professional education developed by an expert clinician 348 77.5
Knowledge developed through discussions with professional peers 336 74.8
Knowledge developed through continuing professional education delivered by a researcher 278 61.9
Methods of knowledge sharing (n = 438)
Producing information for the general public (e.g. social media, blogs, community talks, magazine talks) 318 72.6
Producing information for patients (e.g. information handouts, newsletters) 316 72.2
Producing information delivered through clinical training for naturopathic students 142 32.4
Producing information delivered through continuing professional education events for other clinicians 123 28.1
Producing information to be published in scientific journal articles 80 18.3
Producing information to be published in naturopathic journal articles 79 18.0
Producing information to be published in modern naturopathic clinical textbooks 50 11.4
Producing information to be published in general clinical textbooks 39 8.9
Producing information for product companies 39 8.9