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Table 1

Return to:   A Qualitative Study of Changes in Expectations Over Time Among Patients
with Chronic Low Back Pain Seeking Four CAM Therapies

Interview timing based on experience with CAM therapy

Participants n Experience with therapy # of interviews Timing of interviews
Longitudinal23Not yet begun CAM therapy3Prior to treatment
After 1–2 weeks of treatment
3 months after beginning treatment
8Recently begun CAM therapy2Shortly after starting treatment
3 months after beginning treatment
Cross-sectional15Previously tried or longtime user of CAM therapy1Post-treatment or after long-term use for continuous users