|Older adults’ recommendations regarding patient-centered communication for LBP co-management by MDs and DCs|
|MD clinic||DC clinic||Senior center||Senior housing|
|Providers should use respectful, honest communication between each other and with patients||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Provider must listen to the patient||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Patient must let doctors know they are seeing other providers for LBP||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Providers should explain condition, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Patients should use their own judgment about any advice for LBP||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Providers should spend more time with patient||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Providers should not blame LBP on the older adults’ health condition or age||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Providers should discuss pain openly with their patients||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|MD-DC should resolve disagreements and present unified LBP approach to patient||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|If dissatisfied with care, patient should change doctors or get another opinion||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
MD = Medical Doctor.
DC = Doctor of Chiropractic.
LBP = Low back pain.
M# = Medical clinic focus group 1 or 2.
D# = Chiropractic clinic focus group 1 or 2.
C# = Senior center focus group 1, 2 or 3.
H# = Senior housing focus group 1, 2 or 3.
Lyons et al.
Lyons et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 13:225 doi:10.1186/1472-6882-13-225