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Chiropractic patients presenting to the New Zealand College of Chiropractic Teaching clinic: A short description of patients and patient complaints

Chiropractic Journal of Australia
Volume 35 Issue 4 (Dec 2005)

Abstract: Objective: To report the basic characteristics of new chiropractic patients presenting to the New Zealand College of Chiropractic teaching clinic. Design and Outcome Variables: Retrospective analysis of 1,004 new patient files opened between 1997 and 2001. Age, gender and chief complaint were recorded. Results: Some 51.9% of patients were female. The mean age was 32.3 years, and age range was 0-85 years. The most common chief complaint was low back pain (38.1%). Overall spinal problems accounted for 64.4% of chief complaints, and 11.6% of patients presented for wellness care with no complaint present. Conclusion: Patients presenting to the New Zealand College of Chiropractic teaching clinic showed many similarities with teaching clinics in the United States of America and Australia. Some discrepancies were noted, however, between the patient characteristics at the teaching clinic and the general New Zealand population.

To cite this article: Holt, Kelly R and Beck, Randy W. Chiropractic patients presenting to the New Zealand College of Chiropractic Teaching clinic: A short description of patients and patient complaints [online]. Chiropractic Journal of Australia, Vol. 35, No. 4, Dec 2005: 122-124. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=578754015674836;res=IELHEA> ISSN: 1036-0913. [cited 28 Jun 17].

Personal Author: Holt, Kelly R; Beck, Randy W; Source: Chiropractic Journal of Australia, Vol. 35, No. 4, Dec 2005: 122-124 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1036-0913 Subject: Patient satisfaction; Physician and patient; Clinical medicine--Study and teaching; Chiropractors; Chiropractic schools; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Lecturer, Department of Basic and Clinical Sciences, New Zealand College of Chiropractic, Auckland, New Zealand
(2) Clinic Director and Dean, Department of Basic and Clinical Sciences, New Zealand College of Chiropractic, Auckland, New Zealand

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