Back pain amongst 8,910 young Australian women: a longitudinal analysis of the use of conventional providers, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners and self-prescribed CAM

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dc.contributor.author Sibbritt, David en_US
dc.contributor.author Adams, Jon en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T10:59:39Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T10:59:39Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2010005458 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Sibbritt David and Adams Jon 2009, 'Back pain amongst 8,910 young Australian women: a longitudinal analysis of the use of conventional providers, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)practitioners and self-prescribed CAM', Springer, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 25-32. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0770-3198 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15546
dc.description.abstract Back problems and back pain are amongst the most prevalent conditions afflicting Australians and carry high direct and indirect costs for the health care systems of all developed countries. A major gap in the research literature on this topic is the longitudinal analysis of health seeking behaviour for people with back pain. All studies to date have been cross-sectional and it is important that the use of different providers (both conventional and complementary and alternative medicine, CAM) is examined over time. This study analysed data from a longitudinal study conducted over a 3-year period on 8,910 young Australian women. Information on health service use, self-prescribed treatments, and health status was obtained from two questionnaires mailed to study participants in 2003 and 2006. We found that there is little difference in the consultation practises or use of self-prescribed CAM between women who recently sought help for back pain and women who had longer-term back pain; the only difference being that women with longer-term back pain consulted more with chiropractors. We conclude that women who seek help for their back pain are frequent visitors to a range of conventional and CAM practitioners and are also high users of self-prescribed CAM treatments. The frequent use of a range of conventional providers and practitioner-based and self-prescribed CAM amongst women with back pain warrants further investigation. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10067-009-1299-4 en_US
dc.title Back pain amongst 8,910 young Australian women: a longitudinal analysis of the use of conventional providers, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners and self-prescribed CAM en_US
dc.parent Clinical Rheumatology en_US
dc.journal.volume 29 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation New York, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 25 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 32 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 110400 en_US
dc.personcode 115707 en_US
dc.personcode 112076 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Complementary and Alternative Medicine en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Back pain Complementary medicines Complementary therapies Women en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 112076 en_US


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