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Table 2 Attitudes towards back pain and its treatment

From: Do community pharmacists have the attitudes and knowledge to support evidence based self-management of low back pain?

Statements (n = 333 unless stated) Number (%) of Respondents
  Strongly disagree     Strongly agree
If you have back pain you should rest until it gets better (n = 332) (WBS) 75 (22.6) 119 (35.8) 82 (24.7) 50 (15.1) 6 (1.8)
If you have back pain you should try and stay active (WBS) 2 (0.6) 23 (6.9) 93 (27.9) 130 (39.0) 85 (25.5)
If you have back pain you should not return to work until free of pain* 86 (25.8) 154 (46.2) 67 (20.1) 22 (6.6) 4 (1.2)
If you have back pain you can use painkillers to control the pain (new) 2 (0.6) 3 (0.9) 40 (12.0) 167 (50.2) 121 (36.3)
  1. *Similar to statement used in Australia survey by Buchbinder [13], but word 'almost' deleted from original and reworded to match style of WBS.