Table 1

Areas of Advice Received and Given and Their Update

Austria

Spain

UK


Advice Received by Clients (1) (% yes)


Advice or Recommendation given

76

76

74


Advice given in the following areas:


- Exercise

65

48

48


- Diet

49

30

42


- Posture or how to use your body

27

51

29


- Points or meridians to work on at home

29

26

26


- Other

34

20

24


Areas of Advice Given by Practitioners(2) (% yes)


Exercise

94

100

96


Diet

87

83

96


Lifestyle habits

84

83

96


Posture or how to use your body

81

78

77


Points or meridians to work on at home

74

72

92


Recommend to consult another practitioner

65

89

85


Other

32

17

35


Client Uptake of Advice(3)


Made lifestyle changes 'as a result of having shiatsu treatment' (% yes)

77

80

80


- Rest and relaxation (% take more)

75

80

54


- Exercise (% take more)

64

53

43


- Diet (% changed)

58

45

56


- Work (% reduce)

32

15

19


- Other (% yes)

33

48

40


Key: These data draw on three sources: (1) baseline client questionnaire; (2) practitioner questionnaire; and (3) six month follow-up client questionnaire

Long BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:19   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-9-19

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