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The Nordic Maintenance Care Program: when do chiropractors recommend secondary and tertiary preventive care for low back pain?

Iben Axén1*, Irene B Jensen1, Andreas Eklund2, Laszlo Halasz3, Kristian Jørgensen2, Fredrik Lange2, Peter W Lövgren2, Annika Rosenbaum4 and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde5

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1 The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

2 Private practice, Stockholm, Sweden

3 Private practice, Lund, Sweden

4 Private practice, Linköping, Sweden

5 Nordic Institute for Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics, Part of Clinical Locomotion Science, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

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Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2009, 17:1  doi:10.1186/1746-1340-17-1

Published: 22 January 2009

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Additional file 1:

Nine hypothetical cases of low back pain presented for discussion in a workshop among Swedish chiropractors and the responses provided by 7 groups.

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Additional file 2:

A questionnaire used to investigate the indications for maintenance care among 129 chiropractors working in Sweden.

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The distribution of gender (%), age (%) and years in clinical practise (%) among identifiable respondents to a questionnaire survey among Swedish chiropractors as compared to members of the Swedish Chiropractors' Association, SCA.

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Summary of replies to a questionnaire completed by 129 chiropractors working in Sweden, on factors considered important when recommending maintenance care.

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Test-retest of a questionnaire measuring the importance of 14 factors considered by 17 chiropractors before recommending MC to a patient.

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