Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of the participants
Characteristic
English as a first language, n (%) 13 (92.9)
Born in Australia, n (%) 7 (50.0)
Highest education level achieved, n (%)
 Year 10 or less 2 (14.3)
 TAFE / Vocational college 1 (7.1)
 Year 12 4 (28.6)
 University qualification 7 (50.0)
Currently employed, n (%) 6 (42.9)
Access to an Australian Healthcare card^, n (%) 7 (50.0)
Current insurance claim for injury, n (%) 1 (7.1)
Have consulted a health professional for LBP, n (%) 14 (100.0)
Average LBP intensity measured by NRS‡, mean (SD), min-max.
 Current 2.9 (2.8), 0-8
 In the last week 5.2 (2.6), 1-9
 In the last month 5.1 (2.1), 2-8
Satisfaction with forum measured by GPIU† NRS, mean (SD), min-max 6.5 (3.0), 0-10

^ The Health Care Card assists Government benefit recipients, low income earners and selected other groups with access to cheaper Government-subsidized prescription medicines and a lower Extended Medicare Safety Net threshold.

‡ NRS: numeric rating scale.

†GPIU: global perceived impression of usefulness.

Briggs et al.

Briggs et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:357   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-357

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