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Table 1 Results from two surveys of chiropractors on choice of management strategy for low back pain

From: Management of patients with low back pain: a survey of French chiropractors

Scenarios (Detailed description in Method section) and total number of respondents Expected responses (Detailed description in Method section) Most often selected strategy by French respondents (N = 99) Agreement in French study with expected choice (Yes/No/Partial) Most often selected strategy by Swedish respondents[[2]] (N = 59) Agreement in previous Swedish study with expected choice (Yes/No/Partial) Agreement between French and previous Swedish study (Yes/No/Partial)
1 N = 96 Quick fix Quick fix (41%) Yes Quick fix (54%) Yes Yes
2 N = 97 Quick fix or Symptom- guided MC Clinical findings-guided MC (53%) (moderate consensus) No Symptom-guided MC (44%) Yes No
3 N = 91 Try again 2nd opinion (21%) or try again (20%) Partial Try again (42%) Yes Partial
4 N = 95 Symptom-guided MC or (possibly) Clinical findings-guided MC Symptom-guided MC (39%) or Clinical findings- guided MC (39%) Yes Symptom-guided MC (46%) Yes Yes
5 N = 95 Try again or External help-keep in touch 2nd opinion (27%) No Try again (25%) or Clinical findings- guided MC (24%) Yes No
6 N = 92 Try again or External help-keep in touch External help- keep in touch (27%) or try again (26%) Yes Try again (37%) Yes Yes
7 N = 92 Try again or external help-keep in touch 2nd opinion (48%) No Try again (32%) Yes No
8 N = 92 2 nd opinion 2nd opinion (71%) (excellent consensus) Yes 2 nd opinion (59%) Yes Yes
9 N = 91 2 nd opinion 2nd opinion (61%) (moderate consensus) Yes 2 nd opinion (59%) Yes Yes