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Consumers’ experiences of back pain in rural Western Australia: access to information and services, and self-management behaviours

  • Andrew M Briggs1, 2Email author,
  • Helen Slater1, 3, 4,
  • Samantha Bunzli1, 3,
  • Joanne E Jordan1,
  • Stephanie J Davies3, 4,
  • Anne J Smith1, 3 and
  • John L Quintner4
BMC Health Services Research201212:357

Received: 13 April 2012

Accepted: 3 October 2012

Published: 11 October 2012

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Original Submission
13 Apr 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
6 Jun 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - kay cooper
15 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Bruce Walker
21 Sep 2012 Author responded Author comments - Andrew Briggs
Resubmission - Version 2
21 Sep 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
3 Oct 2012 Editorially accepted
11 Oct 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-12-357

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Authors’ Affiliations

Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University
Department of Health, Government of Western Australia
School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University
Pain Medicine Unit, Fremantle Hospital and Health Service