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Table 3 Baseline clinician intention to adhere to guideline recommendations as measured by clinician-completed vignettes

From: Improving adherence to acute low back pain guideline recommendations with chiropractors and physiotherapists: the ALIGN cluster randomised controlled trial

  1. aEach clinician responded to four vignettes
  2. bWas coded ‘Yes’ if the clinician ticked either “Lumbosacral plain X-ray” or “Full spine pain X-ray” in the vignette response questionnaire
  3. cWas coded ‘Yes’ if the clinician ticked “Lumbar CT scan”, “Lumbar MRI”, or “Bone Scan” in the vignette response questionnaire
  4. dWas coded ‘Yes’ if the clinician ticked “Advice to stay active” in the vignette response questionnaire
  5. eWas coded ‘Yes’ if the clinician indicated “Bed rest” for greater than two days in the vignette response questionnaire