About the Authors

Giulio DiDiodato

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Resources, Software, Supervision, Validation, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

didiodatog@rvh.on.ca

Affiliations Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence & Impact, McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Centre for Education & Research, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Samah Hassan

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Validation, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kieran Cooley

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Resources, Validation, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Faculty of Health, Australian Research Center on Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, Australia, The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have read the journal’s policy and have the following competing interests: Canopy Health Innovation provided funding for this study in the form of an unrestricted educational grant. This does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products associated with this research to declare.