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Table 5 Partial correlations between appraisals, illness perceptions and treatment beliefs

From: Predicting adherence to acupuncture appointments for low back pain: a prospective observational study

  Appraisals
Credibility of Acupuncture Acupuncturist Disability change Pain change Wellbeing change Value for money Not difficult to travel Convenient appointments Not effortful to attend Not too expensive
Illness perceptions
Consequences -.10 -.06 .34** .34** -.29** .04 .02 .05 .03 -.05
Timeline -.16** -.05 .25** .26** -.22** -.05 -.02 -.02 .01 -.09
Personal control .19** .14* -.23** -.13* .17** .09 .10 .03 .11 .06
Treatment Control .62** .28** -.20** -.26** .24** .16** .07 .16** .11* .06
Identity -.10 .03 .34** .30** -.16** .04 .01 .01 .06 -.12*
Concerns -.14* -.08 .26** .26** -.18** -.03 -.02 -.06 -.10 -.12*
Comprehensible .36** .19** -.17** -.14* .18** .18** .04 .07 .08 .04
Emotional -.13* -.01 .25** .24** -.15** -.04 -.07 -.10 -.10 -.10
Treatment beliefs
Expectancy .70** .28** -.22** -.33** .27** .16** .11 .08 .08 .03
Holistic health .06 .15** -.02 -.04 .08 .05 -.05 .01 -.02 -.06
Natural treatments .01 .11* -.07 -.08 .06 -.01 -.03 .01 -.09 -.10
Participation in treatment .03 .05 .02 .03 -.13* .09 .07 .01 .07 .08
  1. Notes. Each partial correlation controls for the baseline score on the relevant illness perception/treatment belief. *p < .05. **p < .01