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Table 1 Summary of groups

From: Divided by a lack of common language? - a qualitative study exploring the use of language by health professionals treating back pain

Focus Group Number of Participants Details
1. Chiropractors N = 7
3 male, 4 female
Average experience of treating
Spinal patients = 5.2 years
Average spinal workload = 98.57% of total workload
2. General Practitioners N = 8
6 male, 2 female
Average years in practice = 20.63 years
3. Osteopaths N = 8
7 male, 1 female
Average experience of treating
Spinal patients = 10.88 years
Average spinal workload = 97.5% of total workload
4. Physiotherapists N = 8
4 male, 4 female
Average experience of treating
Spinal patients = 22.75 years
Average spinal workload = 81.25% of total workload
5. Women N = 7 C2DE, aged 20-39
No history of back pain
6. Men N = 7 C2DE, aged 20-39
With a history of back pain
7. Women N = 7 ABC1, aged 40-60
With a history of back pain
8. Men N = 7 ABC1, aged 20-39
No history of back pain
9. Men N = 7 C2DE, aged 40-60
With a history of back pain