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Table 5 Patient characteristics

From: Physicians using spinal manipulative treatment in The Netherlands: a description of their characteristics and their patients

Cohort 1 data N Main Complaint (ICPC code) Percent
Number of registrations 1704  Spine (L2, L3, and L86) 73.9
Number of respondents 1498  Low Back without sciatica (L3) 30.0
    Low Back with sciatica (L86) 18.1
   Neck (L1) 16.9
   Headache (N01, N02, and N89) 4.6
   Upper Extremity (L8-L12) 7.3
   Lower Extremity (L13-L17) 8.6
   Other 5.6
  Duration  
   < 3 months 16.3
   3–12 months 21.6
   > 1 year 62.1
  Source of referral  
   General practitioner 16.1
   Physiotherapist 8.7
   Medical Specialist 3.2
   Self-referral 61.0
   Other 11.0
  NRS pain a Mean (sd)
   Low Back (N = 722) 6.0 (2.0)
   Low Back without sciatica (N = 449) 5.9 (1.9)
   Low Back with sciatica (N = 273) 6.2 (2.0)
   Neck (N = 250) 6.2 (2.0)
   Other (N = 526) 6.0 (2.2)
Cohort 2 data   Function measures a Mean (sd)
Number of registrations 2610  RDQ (N = 827) 8.9 (5.3)
Number of respondents 1701  NDI (N = 269) 13.1 (7.2)
    LEFS (N = 159) 55.0 (15.8)
   DASH (N = 102) 31.6 (16.5)
   HIT-6 (N = 54) 60.0 (7.5)
Cohort 3 data   Previous treatments Percent
Sample of respondents 433  Physical therapy 68.1
    Manual therapy 37.7
   Chiropractic treatment 17.0
   MT or chiropractor 45.9
   MT and chiropractor 8.8
   Medication 25.6
   Injections (pain clinic) 6.7
   Surgery 4.4
  1. aPatient Reported Outcome Measures were tailored to the main complaint