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Table 1 Participants' Characteristics

From: How the psychosocial context of clinical trials differs from usual care: A qualitative study of acupuncture patients

Characteristic Trial (n = 27) Usual practice (n = 27)
Gender: Female 18 (67%) 20 (74%)
Paid out of pocket 0 14 (52%*)
Received real acupuncture 8 (30%) 27 (100%)
Primary Condition(s) Osteoarthritis hip or knee Chronic pain including pain in foot, knee, back, neck, shoulder.
  1. * A further 7 participants had some experience of paying out of pocket for acupuncture but had also received acupuncture on the NHS