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Complementary and alternative medical therapies for chronic low back pain: What treatments are patients willing to try?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, July 2004
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Title
Complementary and alternative medical therapies for chronic low back pain: What treatments are patients willing to try?
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BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, July 2004
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-4-9
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Karen J Sherman, Daniel C Cherkin, Maureen T Connelly, Janet Erro, Jacqueline B Savetsky, Roger B Davis, David M Eisenberg

Abstract

Although back pain is the most common reason patients use complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies, little is known about the willingness of primary care back pain patients to try these therapies. As part of an effort to refine recruitment strategies for clinical trials, we sought to determine if back pain patients are willing to try acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, meditation, and t'ai chi and to learn about their knowledge of, experience with, and perceptions about each of these therapies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 3 2%
Spain 2 1%
United Kingdom 2 1%
Australia 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 176 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 30 16%
Researcher 30 16%
Student > Bachelor 22 12%
Other 21 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 11%
Other 63 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 90 48%
Psychology 31 17%
Unspecified 16 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 7%
Social Sciences 9 5%
Other 27 15%

Attention Score in Context

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#7,762,463
of 12,373,180 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#1,366
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#54,482
of 85,456 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#15
of 21 outputs
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