Our latest results from self-reported feedback questionnaires extending from 2013 to 2018 are showing great results in patient satisfaction and improvement rates!
It is important for us to know that we are helping our patents. So it is therefore reassuring that the results that we are about to share with you are very positive.
These are the results of our treatment and what you can expect from Chiropractic care at our clinics.
These results are from self-reported feedback questionnaires which are sent out independently by a research group, the system is called CareResponse.
We have collated the results to help you make an informed decision about the care you want from us.
The answer is a resounding Yes!
Isis Chiropractic Centres Patient’s Satisfaction levels with care:
• 85% report to be ‘very satisfied’
• 14% report to be ‘satisfied’ and
• 1% have reported being ‘unsatisfied’.
So, not everybody report to be satisfied, 1% report to be ‘unsatisfied’. We do not want you to be one of the 1% so that is why we have developed a structured treatment programme to minimise the chance for this to happen. So as long as you follow the programme you should be either ‘very satisfied’ or ‘satisfied’ with our care.
• At 14 days, 61.44% of patients report that they are feeling better
• At 30 days this increases to 72.06% which then
• At 90 days increases further to 79.84% (the last set of online questions) showing that patients continue to improve.
This compares well with a previous audit we did in our clinics showing that after 3 treatments patients reported a 76% reduction in pain.
It is important to note that although the majority of patients report a quick improvement, their improvement continues and is greater at 90 days than 14 days.
How many treatments you need is completely individual and has to be addressed in each case, but this should give you an idea depending on what you are looking for.
The information we have from our patients is that they improve more as they have more treatments. So if you have a difficult problem, do not despair, as you continue with the programme you are likely to see more benefits.
There is also research to show that if you have a recurring or chronic condition you benefit from having ongoing treatment (on a less frequent basis). A Swedish study showed that people with recurring back pain benefited from having between 4-12 treatments per year. It resulted in 14 days less of bothersome pain per year! And that is what we and our long-standing patients have observed too.
How satisfied are our patients with the care we provide?
This was an extended questionnaire relating to the following questions:
The majority of the patients who come to see us and fill out the CareResponse questionnaire do so because of low back pain. Our figures above do include all mechanical problems, not just low back pain, however, if we compare our results to a year long study looking at the outcome of GP treatments for low back pain which are the majority of our patients it found that:
• At 3 months only 21% of GP patients reported being better in terms of pain and disability and
• At 12 months this rose only slightly to 25%.
From the GP study at 3 months, 79% of patients will still be suffering yet at the same point for our Chiropractic patients only 20% are suffering, 79.84% are reporting to be feeling better compared to how they felt at the initial consultation.
Patients often tell us that they have been told Chiropractic treatment does not work and it is a waste of time and money as they will get better anyway on their own – look at the data – we will let you decide.
Outcome of low back pain in general practice: a prospective study. Peter R Croft, professor,a Gary J Macfarlane, senior lecturer,b Ann C Papageorgiou, studies coordinator,b Elaine Thomas, research statistician,b and Alan J Silman, director. BMJ. 1998 May 2; 316(7141): 1356–1359.
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