ACORN achieves world-leading practitioner participation

We are pleased to announce that recruitment for both the ACORN PBRN and ACORN practitioner questionnaire have been beyond all expectation.


The ACORN PBRN has now recruited a total of 1680 chiropractors (36% of entire profession across Australia) – this is the largest coverage of any voluntary PBRN for any profession worldwide. This impressive ACORN PBRN cohort is representative of the wider national chiropractic community with regards to a number of key indicators. In addition, 43% of all Australian chiropractors returned the ACORN practitioner questionnaire. We shall be publishing from this national survey of chiropractors over the coming months helping to report on key practitioner and practice issues.


A big thank you from the ACORN Project Team to all the chiropractors who completed the questionnaire and /or agreed to join the ACORN PBRN database. Your engagement will help ensure the rigour and impact of the study.