Back pain amongst mid-age Australian women: A longitudinal analysis of provider use and self-prescribed treatments

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dc.contributor.author Broom, AF
dc.contributor.author Kirby, ER
dc.contributor.author Sibbritt, DW
dc.contributor.author Adams, J
dc.contributor.author Refshauge, KM
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:34:15Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10
dc.identifier.citation Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 2012, 20 (5), pp. 275 - 282
dc.identifier.issn 0965-2299
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18471
dc.description.abstract Objectives: To analyse use of conventional and complementary and alternative (CAM) practitioners and self-prescribed CAM amongst mid-age Australian women with back pain. Design: Self-completion postal surveys completed in 2004 and 2007, of the mid-age cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's health. Questions asked for written responses about the use of conventional practitioners, CAM practitioners and self-prescribed CAM for treatment of back pain. Setting: Analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal survey data (n=9820), conducted as part of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH), which was designed to investigate multiple factors affecting the health and well being of women over a 20-year period. Main outcome measure: Women were asked if they had sought help for back pain in the previous twelve months. Results: The prevalence of back pain was 54.8% (n=5383). The percentage of women who sought help for their back pain was 17.3% (n=1700). Of the women who sought help for back pain, 2% consulted with a CAM practitioner only, 35% consulted a conventional practitioner only and 63% with both a conventional and CAM practitioner. Conclusions: Back pain is prevalent amongst mid-age Australian women, although only one third sought help. Women who sought help for their back pack were high users of CAM (practitioners and self-prescribed) and conventional care providers, consulting a CAM practitioner in complement with conventional biomedical consultations rather than as an alternative. Further research is needed to explore the complex contemporary landscapes of back pain negotiation and management. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.ctim.2012.05.003
dc.title Back pain amongst mid-age Australian women: A longitudinal analysis of provider use and self-prescribed treatments
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Complementary Therapies in Medicine
dc.journal.volume 5
dc.journal.volume 20
dc.journal.number 5 en_US
dc.publocation London en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 275 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 282 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1701 Psychology
dc.for 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
dc.personcode 115707
dc.personcode 121319
dc.personcode 112076
dc.percentage 50 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 Back pain; Complementary medicine; Survey en_US
dc.description.keywords Back pain
dc.description.keywords Back pain
dc.description.keywords Comeplementary medicine
dc.description.keywords Comeplementary medicine
dc.description.keywords Survey
dc.description.keywords Survey
dc.description.keywords Back pain
dc.description.keywords Comeplementary medicine
dc.description.keywords Survey
dc.description.keywords Back pain
dc.description.keywords Comeplementary medicine
dc.description.keywords Survey
dc.description.keywords Back pain
dc.description.keywords Back pain
dc.description.keywords Comeplementary medicine
dc.description.keywords Comeplementary medicine
dc.description.keywords Survey
dc.description.keywords Survey
dc.description.keywords Back pain
dc.description.keywords Comeplementary medicine
dc.description.keywords Survey
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


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