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Focus group questions
LBP healthcare seeking Which healthcare providers have you seen for your back condition?
What do you expect a medical doctor to do for your back condition?
What do you expect a doctor of chiropractic to do for your back condition?
Referral experiences Has your medical doctor or doctor of chiropractic ever recommended that you see another health care provider for treatment for your back?
Have you ever asked your medical doctor/doctor of chiropractic to refer you to another health care provider for your back problems?
Co-management experiences What made/might make you decide to seek treatment from more than one health care provider for your back pain?
Would you mention it to your medical doctor/doctor of chiropractic if you were also seeing another health care provider for your back problem? Why or why not?
Do you think having a medical doctor and a doctor of chiropractic treating your back condition as a team would be helpful? Why or why not?
Co-management barriers and facilitators What concerns would you have about seeing a both medical doctor and a doctor of chiropractic for this condition?
What could a medical doctor and a doctor of chiropractic do to make it easier for you to see them both for your back problem?
What would you do if a medical doctor and a doctor of chiropractic told you to do different treatments for your back pain?

Lyons et al.

Lyons et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 13:225   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-13-225

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