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Table 5 Expectations of chiropractic care: responses to questions related to ‘before seeing the chiropractor’ (n = 544); n/a = not answered

From: Patients’ experiences and expectations of chiropractic care: a national cross-sectional survey

Statements Expected Did it happen?
Yes No n/a Yes No n/a
Q11. Before seeing the Chiropractor I expect to be given general information about chiropractic treatment and what it involves. 91% 8% 1% 92% 7% 1%
Q12. Before seeing the Chiropractor I expect to be given general information about possible reactions (both positive and negative) to chiropractic treatment. 82% 15% 3% 82% 15% 3%
Q13. Before seeing the Chiropractor I expect to be given information about what will happen at my first consultation. 91% 7% 2% 91% 7% 2%
Q14. Before seeing the Chiropractor I expect to be told about the cost of treatments. 97% 2% 1% 95% 4% 1%
Q15. Before seeing the Chiropractor I expect to be told how long the first consultation is likely to last. 90% 8% 1% 91% 7% 2%
Q16. Before seeing the Chiropractor I expect to fill-in and sign a consent form for the first consultation. 83% 13% 3% 90% 6% 4%
Q17. Before seeing the Chiropractor I expect to provide my General Practitioner's name and contact details. 83% 15% 2% 91% 6% 3%