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Table 1 Patient characteristics of the study sample and included patients who did not complete baseline or follow-up questionnaires

From: Feasibility of the consultation-based reassurance questionnaire in Danish chiropractic practice

  Non-responders at baselinea (n = 247) Study sample (n = 717) Responders 2-weeks (n = 630) Non-responders 2-weeks (n = 87)
Females 35% 43% 43% 44%
Years of age, mean (SD) 41 (14) 46 (13) 46 (13) 41 (12)
LBP intensity, median (IQR) 7 (5–8) 7 (5–8) 7 (5–8) 7 (6–8)
Leg pain intensity, median (IQR) 2 (0–5) 2 (0–5) 2 (0–5) 2 (0–5)
Episode duration, %
 < 7 days 52% 50% 50% 50%
 1–4 weeks 25% 20% 20% 17%
 1–3 months 11% 11% 11% 13%
 3–12 months 5% 7% 7% 5%
 > 12 months 7% 11% 11% 15%
Pain control, median (IQR) 5 (4–7) 5 (4–7) 5 (4–7) 5 (4–7)
Education, %
 No qualification   15% 15% 18%
 Education < 3 years NA 43% 44% 34%
 Education 3+ years   38% 37% 43%
 Other   4% 4% 5%
Previous chiropractic care, % NA 52% 54% 40%
CRQ scores, median (IQR)
 Data-gathering   14 (11–16) 14 (11–16) 14 (11–16)
 Relationship-building NA 15 (12–17) 14 (12–17) 15 (11–16)
 Generic reassurance   12 (8–15) 12 (8–15) 12 (8–15)
 Cognitive reassurance   14 (11–16) 14 (11–16) 13 (11–16)
  1. aNo response to 2nd baseline or incomplete CRQ