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Table 8 A detailed overview of the three chiropractic students in the highest conservatism group

From: Chiropractic conservatism among chiropractic students in Denmark: prevalence and consequences

Students in conservatism group 4 Case #1 Case #2 Case #3
Demographics Female
3rd year
conservatism score of 8
Female
4th year
conservatism score of 8
Female
3rd year
conservatism score of 9
CP1 – Mechanical neck pain I would treat the patient with the assistance of another paramedic I would treat the patient on my own I would treat the patient on my own
CP2 – Mechanical neck pain with radiation I would treat the patient whilst asking the opinion of a specialist I would treat the patient on my own I would treat the patient with the assistance of another paramedic
CP3 – Upper motor lesion I would not treat the patient but refer him out I would treat the patient with the assistance of a general practitioner I would treat the patient with the assistance of a general practitioner
PED1 – Primary prevention of back disorders Don’t know Probably not Probably yes
PED2 – Primary prevention of diseases Probably not Don’t know Probably yes
LBP1 – Mechanical back pain No reply I would try a few more treatments and perhaps change my treatment strategy, until I am sure that I cannot do any more. I would follow this patient for a while, attempting to prolong the time period between visits until either the patient is asymptomatic or until we have found a suitable time lapse between check-ups to keep the patient symptom-free.
LBP2 – Recurrent low back pain No reply I would follow this patient for a while, attempting to prolong the time period between visits until either the patient is asymptomatic or until we have found a suitable time lapse between check-ups to keep the patient symptom-free. I would advise the patient to seek additional treatment whilst following the patient.
LBP3 – Pain aggravation No reply I would try a few more treatments and perhaps change my treatment strategy, until I am sure that I cannot do any more. I would try a few more treatments and perhaps change my treatment strategy, until I am sure that I cannot do any more.
LBP4 – Depression No reply I would follow this patient for a while, attempting to prolong the time period between visits until either the patient is asymptomatic or until we have found a suitable time lapse between check-ups to keep the patient symptom-free. I would refer the patient to another health care practitioner for a second opinion.
  1. Bold indicates an ‘inappropriate’ answer