Table 4

Back pain status and rating of conventional health care providers by CAM user status (consulted with a CAM practitioner or not)
Did not have back pain Had back pain - rarely Had back pain - sometimes Had back pain - often
Level of Satisfaction (1 = excellent, … , 5 = poor) CAM non-user CAM user CAM non-user CAM user CAM non-user CAM user CAM non-user CAM user
(n = 1,682) (n = 758) (n = 1,419) (n = 842) (n = 1,950) (n = 1,774) (n = 970) (n = 1,070)
mean mean mean mean mean mean mean mean
Access to a medical specialist if needed 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.4
Access to a female GP 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.7
Hours when a GP is available4 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.8 3.0
Number of GPs you have to choose from 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.9
Ease of seeing GP of your choice4 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.8 3.0
How long you wait to get a GP appointment4 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.2
The outcomes of your medical care (how much you are helped) 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.6

1 Statistically significant association for women who did not have back pain (p <.005).

2 Statistically significant association for women who had back pain, rarely (p <.005).

3 Statistically significant association for women who had back pain, sometimes (p <.005).

4 Statistically significant association for women who had back pain, often (p <.005).

Broom et al.

Broom et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:98   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-98

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