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A Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ) and the role of fear-avoidance beliefs in chronic low back pain and disability
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It is demonstrated that specific fear‐avoidance beliefs about work are strongly related to work loss due to low back pain, and these findings are incorporated into a biopsychosocial model of the cognitive, affective and behavioural influences inLow back pain and disability. Expand
The Back Pain Revolution
The problem diagnostic triage pain and disability back pain through history the epidemiology of back pain risk factors the clinical course of low back pain the physical basis of simple backacheExpand
Interpreting Change Scores for Pain and Functional Status in Low Back Pain: Towards International Consensus Regarding Minimal Important Change
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Proposed MIC values are not the final answer but offer a common starting point for future research and facilitate the use of these measures in clinical practice and the comparability of future studies. Expand
Outcome Measures for Low Back Pain Research: A Proposal for Standardized Use
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An international group of back pain researchers considered recommendations for standardized measures in clinical outcomes research in patients with back pain and recommended a short, 6‐item questionnaire and a somewhat expanded, more precise battery of questionnaires, which would facilitate scientific advances in clinical care. Expand
Information and advice to patients with back pain can have a positive effect. A randomized controlled trial of a novel educational booklet in primary care.
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This trial shows that carefully selected and presented information and advice about back pain can have a positive effect on patients' beliefs and clinical outcomes, and suggests that a study of clinically important effects in individual patients may provide further insights into the management of low back pain. Expand
A Consensus Approach Toward the Standardization of Back Pain Definitions for Use in Prevalence Studies
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These definitions provide standards that may improve future comparisons of low back pain prevalence figures by person, place and time characteristics, and offer opportunities for statistical summaries. Expand
The Distress and Risk Assessment Method: A Simple Patient Classification to Identify Distress and Evaluate the Risk of Poor Outcome
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The Distress and Risk Assessment Method is derived from a simple set of scales validated for use with patients with low-back pain and offers a simple classification of patients into those showing no psychological distress, those at risk of developing major psychological overlay, and those clearly distressed. Expand
Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Low Back Pain in Primary Care: An International Comparison
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The comparison of clinical guidelines for the management of low back pain showed that diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations were generally similar, but there were discrepancies for recommendations regarding exercise therapy, spinal manipulation, muscle relaxants, and patient information. Expand
Occupational health guidelines for the management of low back pain at work: evidence review.
There is increasing demand for evidence-based health care. Back pain is one of the most common and difficult occupational health problems, but there has been no readily available evidence base orExpand
Objective Clinical Evaluation of Physical Impairment in Chronic Low Back Pain
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The aim of this study was to develop a method of clinical evaluation suitable for routine use, and to consider the relationship between pain, disability, and physical impairment in patients with chronic low back pain. Expand
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