Back pain amongst 8,910 young Australian women: a longitudinal analysis of the use of conventional providers, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners and self-prescribed CAM.

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dc.contributor.author Sibbritt, DW
dc.contributor.author Adams, J
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T10:59:39Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Clinical rheumatology, 2010, 29 (1), pp. 25 - 32
dc.identifier.issn 0770-3198
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15546
dc.description.abstract Back problems and back pain are amongst the most prevalent conditions afflicting Australians and carry high direct and indirect costs for the health care systems of all developed countries. A major gap in the research literature on this topic is the longitudinal analysis of health seeking behaviour for people with back pain. All studies to date have been cross-sectional and it is important that the use of different providers (both conventional and complementary and alternative medicine, CAM) is examined over time. This study analysed data from a longitudinal study conducted over a 3-year period on 8,910 young Australian women. Information on health service use, self-prescribed treatments, and health status was obtained from two questionnaires mailed to study participants in 2003 and 2006. We found that there is little difference in the consultation practises or use of self-prescribed CAM between women who recently sought help for back pain and women who had longer-term back pain; the only difference being that women with longer-term back pain consulted more with chiropractors. We conclude that women who seek help for their back pain are frequent visitors to a range of conventional and CAM practitioners and are also high users of self-prescribed CAM treatments. The frequent use of a range of conventional providers and practitioner-based and self-prescribed CAM amongst women with back pain warrants further investigation.
dc.format Print-Electronic
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1007/s10067-009-1299-4
dc.title Back pain amongst 8,910 young Australian women: a longitudinal analysis of the use of conventional providers, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners and self-prescribed CAM.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Clinical rheumatology
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 29
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation New York, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 25 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 32 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
dc.personcode 115707
dc.personcode 112076
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Complementary and Alternative Medicine en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Humans
dc.description.keywords Back Pain
dc.description.keywords Complementary Therapies
dc.description.keywords Phytotherapy
dc.description.keywords Population Surveillance
dc.description.keywords Questionnaires
dc.description.keywords Longitudinal Studies
dc.description.keywords Self Medication
dc.description.keywords Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
dc.description.keywords Health Behavior
dc.description.keywords Chiropractic
dc.description.keywords Adolescent
dc.description.keywords Adult
dc.description.keywords Aged
dc.description.keywords Middle Aged
dc.description.keywords Young Adult
dc.description.keywords Health Care Surveys
dc.description.keywords Quality of Life
dc.description.keywords Australia
dc.description.keywords Female
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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