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Table 2 Presumed patient expectations (in %, n = 72).

From: Acceptance and perceived barriers of implementing a guideline for managing low back in general practice

  Strongly agree Mostly agree Disagree Strongly disagree
My patient expect me to clarify the cause of their LBP, otherwise if I postpone diagnostic tests beyond physical examination, I might lose patients. 12 42 42 4
Patient expect extensive diagnostic interventions otherwise the change the physician. 6 39 43 12
Patients expect injection, massage prescriptions or other "new therapies". 13 51 31 5
If I meet patient's expectations in one point (e.g. imaging, injection), I facilitate the promotion of physical activity. 18 49 30 3