Journal article

Who uses Australian chiropractic services?

Simon D French, Konstancja Densley, Melanie J Charity, Jane Gunn

Chiropractic & Manual Therapies | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The use of chiropractic services is widespread, however, little is known about the characteristics of people who seek chiropractic care in Australia. This study compared the characteristics of users and non-users of chiropractic services from a cohort of patients sourced from general medical practice in Victoria, Australia. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of baseline screening data from a prospective adult cohort study beginning in 2005. Thirty randomly selected Australian general medical practices mailed out surveys to 17,780 of their patients. Differences were examined between chiropractic users and others, and between chiropractic users who reported a back problem to tho..

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