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Recently, the Balans chair has been introduced with claims that, because of its semi-kneeling position, individuals will experience decreased low-back pain (LBP) as well as improvement in circulation. This study investigated the validity of these claims. Twenty healthy subjects were randomly assigned to one of two groups. Group 1 subjects sat in the Balans(More)
The development of a new scale, the Somatic Amplification Rating Scale (SARS), for the quantification of exaggerated (nonorganic) motor, sensory, and pain responses occurring during a standardized physical examination is described. This 13-item scale, partially based on a measure of nonorganic physical signs developed by Waddell et al, was administered to(More)