Table 2

Summary of content analysis of written materials provided in the UK emergency department survey

ThemePresent in written material provided (n  =  106)
Reassurance that serious injury is rare1009466
Reassurance about early recovery66624038
Advice about early return to activity and work1019555
Advice on pain control and medication22218479
Advice on exercises23228378
Advice that a collar should not be used89841716
Reassurance to minimise psychological symptoms1019555
Advice on posture67633937
Advice on sleeping17168984
Solicitors advert included41396561