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Predicting adherence to acupuncture appointments for low back pain: a prospective observational study.

Abstract:

Background

Acupuncture is a popular form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), but it is not clear why patients do (or do not) follow acupuncturists’ treatment recommendations. This study aimed to investigate theoretically-derived predictors of adherence to acupuncture.

Methods

In a prospective study, adults receiving acupuncture for low back pain completed validated questionnaires at baseline, 2 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months. Patients and acupuncturist...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s12906-016-1499-9

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ORCID:
0000-0002-8737-6662
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-3853-883X
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS
Oxford college:
St Peters College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3510-0709
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
1
Pages:
5
Publication date:
2017-01-05
Acceptance date:
2016-12-06
DOI:
EISSN:
1472-6882
ISSN:
1472-6882
Pubs id:
pubs:670852
URN:
uri:16ae2306-1c7e-45d1-ac47-3cf61326036a
UUID:
uuid:16ae2306-1c7e-45d1-ac47-3cf61326036a
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pubs:670852

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