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Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers’ views of chronic low back pain patients’ expectations of CAM therapies: a qualitative study

Lisa M Schafer1, Clarissa Hsu1, Emery Rose Eaves2, Cheryl Ritenbaugh2, Judith Turner3, Daniel C Cherkin4, Colette Sims2 and Karen J Sherman4*

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1 Center for Community Health and Evaluation, Group Health Research Institute, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA, 98101, USA

2 Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona, 1450 N Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ, 85719, USA

3 Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Box 356560, Seattle, WA, 98195-6560, USA

4 Group Health Research Institute, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA, 98101, USA

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BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012, 12:234  doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-234

Published: 27 November 2012

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Conceptual model of factors influencing patient expectations.

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