Table 1

Summary of groups

Focus Group

Number of Participants

Details


1. Chiropractors

N = 7

3 male, 4 female

Average experience of treating

Spinal patients = 5.2 years

Average spinal workload = 98.57% of total workload


2. General Practitioners

N = 8

6 male, 2 female

Average years in practice = 20.63 years


3. Osteopaths

N = 8

7 male, 1 female

Average experience of treating

Spinal patients = 10.88 years

Average spinal workload = 97.5% of total workload


4. Physiotherapists

N = 8

4 male, 4 female

Average experience of treating

Spinal patients = 22.75 years

Average spinal workload = 81.25% of total workload


5. Women

N = 7

C2DE, aged 20-39

No history of back pain


6. Men

N = 7

C2DE, aged 20-39

With a history of back pain


7. Women

N = 7

ABC1, aged 40-60

With a history of back pain


8. Men

N = 7

ABC1, aged 20-39

No history of back pain


9. Men

N = 7

C2DE, aged 40-60

With a history of back pain


Barker et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:123   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-10-123

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