Exploring Patient Satisfaction
Written by Editor   
Thursday, October 02, 2014 02:04 PM

A recent study sought to assess satisfaction with specific aspects of care for acute neck pain and explore the relationship between satisfaction with care, neck pain, and global satisfaction.  It found that individuals with acute/subacute neck pain were more satisfied with specific aspects of care received during spinal manipulation therapy or home exercise interventions compared to receiving medication. 

The study was from a randomized trial of spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) delivered by doctors of chiropractic, home exercise and advice (HEA) delivered by exercise therapists, and medication (MED) prescribed by a medical doctors for acute/subacute neck pain.

Individuals receiving SMT or HEA were more satisfied with the information and general care received than MED group participants. Spinal manipulation therapy and HEA groups reported similar satisfaction with information provided during treatment; however, the SMT group was more satisfied with general care. Satisfaction with general care had a stronger relationship with global satisfaction compared with satisfaction with information provided. The relationship between satisfaction with care and neck pain was weak.

Source:  http://chiro.org/wordpress/2014/09/24/exploring-patient-satisfaction/