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A treatment-based classification approach to low back syndrome: identifying and staging patients for conservative treatment.
We present a treatment-based classification approach to the conservative management of low back syndrome. The approach has three levels of classification based on historical information, behavior ofExpand
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Reliability and Diagnostic Accuracy of the Clinical Examination and Patient Self-Report Measures for Cervical Radiculopathy
Study Design. A blinded, prospective diagnostic test study was conducted. Objectives. To assess the reliability and accuracy of individual clinical examination items and self-report instruments forExpand
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Preliminary development of a clinical prediction rule for determining which patients with low back pain will respond to a stabilization exercise program.
OBJECTIVE To develop a clinical prediction rule to predict treatment response to a stabilization exercise program for patients with low back pain (LBP). DESIGN A prospective, cohort study ofExpand
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A Clinical Prediction Rule To Identify Patients with Low Back Pain Most Likely To Benefit from Spinal Manipulation: A Validation Study
Context In this randomized, controlled trial, spinal manipulation plus exercise produced outcomes for low back pain similar to those produced by exercise alone. Yet, some patients did respond toExpand
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The role of fear-avoidance beliefs in acute low back pain: relationships with current and future disability and work status
&NA; Fear‐avoidance beliefs have been identified as an important psychosocial variable in patients with chronic disability doe to low back pain. The importance of fear‐avoidance beliefs forExpand
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Interrater reliability of clinical examination measures for identification of lumbar segmental instability.
OBJECTIVE To determine the interrater reliability of common clinical examination procedures proposed to identify patients with lumbar segmental instability. DESIGN Single group repeated-measuresExpand
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Identifying Subgroups of Patients With Acute/Subacute “Nonspecific” Low Back Pain: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial
Study Design. Randomized clinical trial. Objective. Compare outcomes of patients with low back pain receiving treatments matched or unmatched to their subgrouping based on initial clinicalExpand
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Strength of the quadriceps femoris muscle and functional recovery after reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. A prospective, randomized clinical trial of electrical stimulation.
Immediately after reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, 110 patients were randomly assigned to treatment with high-intensity neuromuscular electrical stimulation (thirty-one patients),Expand
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Report of the NIH task force on research standards for chronic low back pain.
UNLABELLED Despite rapidly increasing intervention, functional disability due to chronic low back pain (cLBP) has increased in recent decades. We often cannot identify mechanisms to explain the majorExpand
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Comparison of Classification-Based Physical Therapy With Therapy Based on Clinical Practice Guidelines for Patients with Acute Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Study Design. A randomized clinical trial was conducted. Objective. To compare the effectiveness of classification-based physical therapy with that of therapy based on clinical practice guidelinesExpand
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