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Table 3 Usage of modality-groups for treatment of typical patients with acute and chronic non specific neck-pain

From: Managing patients with acute and chronic non-specific neck pain: are Danish chiropractors compliant with guidelines?

  Acute Chronic  
Used Not used Used Not used
Treatment usage Often Occ.* Rarely Never Refer OSP** Often Occ* Rarely Never Refer OSP** p-valuea
Manipulation 306 (93,9%) 13 (4%) 3 (0,9%) 3 (0,9%) 1 (0,3%) 0 (0%) 288 (91,1%) 21 (6,6%) 3 (0,9%) 3 (0,9%) 1 (0,3%) 0 (0%) 0,189
Other manual therapies 199 (64,8%) 72 (23,5%) 28 (9,1%) 6 (2%) 2 (0,7%) 0 (0%) 204 (66,7%) 76 (24,8%) 17 (5,6%) 8 (2,6%) 1 (0,3%) 0 (0%) 0,630
Other treatment modalities 101 (34,5%) 87 (29,7%) 79 (27%) 21 (7,2%) 5 (1,7%) 0 (0%) 138 (46%) 107 (35,7%) 48 (16%) 5 (1,7%) 2 (0,7%) 0 (0%) 0,004*
Exercise 56 (19,1%) 91 (31,1%) 109 (37,2%) 32 (10,9%) 3 (1%) 2 (0,7%) 196 (62,8%) 82 (26,3%) 24 (7,7%) 3 (1%) 4 (1,3%) 3 (1%) <0,001*
Orthoses 1 (0,4%) 20 (7,1%) 79 (28,1%) 181 (64,4%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 13 (4,5%) 48 (16,7%) 90 (31,3%) 131 (45,5%) 4 (1,4%) 2 (0,7%) 0,001*
Information/patient education 302 (94,4%) 15 (4,7%) 2 (0,6%) 0 (0%) 1 (0,3%) 0 (0%) 309 (97,5%) 6 (1,9%) 0 (0%) 2 (0,6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0,189
  1. *Occacionally, **OSP = Outside Scope of Practice
  2. aDifferences in usage of treatment-groups between acute and chronic patients, tested with chi-squared test, *significant at p < 0.05 level. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding