Index to Chiropractic Literature
Index to Chiropractic Literature
My ICL     Sign In
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Index to Chiropractic LiteratureIndex to Chiropractic LiteratureIndex to Chiropractic Literature

For best results switch to Advanced Search.
Article Detail
Return to Search Results
ID 16241
  Title Danish chiropractic patients then and now--a comparison between 1962 and 1999
Journal J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2003 Feb;26(2):65-69
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article
Abstract/Notes BACKGROUND: Little is known about changes in the chiropractic patient population over time.

OBJECTIVE: To compare 2 surveys describing the Danish chiropractic patient population.

DESIGN: Data concerning location of primary complaint and its duration for patients in Danish chiropractic offices between 1962 and 1999 were compared.

SETTING: Private chiropractic practice and nonprofit research institution.

OUTCOME MEASURES: Location of primary diagnosis/complaint, duration of complaint.

RESULTS: In 1962, data for 1118 patients were collected, with a participation rate of 93%. In 1999, data for 1897 patients were collected. Of all Danish chiropractic clinics, 88% participated in the study, and 94% of all eligible patients filled out a questionnaire. In both 1962 and 1999, the most frequent complaints were pain in the lower back or neck either alone or with radiation to the extremities (roughly 70% of patients). In 1962, almost 4 times as many patients complained of headache as in 1999 (11% vs 4%). Although there were significant differences, less that 10% of patients presented with a nonmusculoskeletal disorder in both 1962 and 1999 (7% vs 3%). In 1962, almost half of the patients had had their complaint for more than 1 year; in 1999, approximately 80% of patients had had their complaint for less than 1 year.

CONCLUSIONS: In both 1962 and 1999, Danish chiropractors primarily treated patients with pain syndromes related to the lower back and neck. Patients presenting with type O disorders comprised less than 10% of the total patient population in both surveys.

Click on the above link for the PubMed record for this letter; full text by subscription.

   Text (Citation) Tagged (Export) Excel
Email To
HTML Text     Excel

To use this feature you must register a personal account in My ICL. Registration is free! In My ICL you can save your ICL searches in My Searches, and you can save search results in My Collections. Be sure to use the Held Citations feature to collect citations from an entire search session. Read more search tips.

Sign Into Existing My ICL Account    |    Register A New My ICL Account
Search Tips
  • Enclose phrases in "quotation marks".  Examples: "low back pain", "evidence-based"
  • Retrieve all forms of a word with an asterisk*, also called a wildcard or truncation.  Example: chiropract* retrieves chiropractic, chiropractor, chiropractors
  • Register an account in My ICL to save search histories (My Searches) and collections of records (My Collections)
Advanced Search Tips