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STUDY DESIGN A subgroup of 195 patients with chronic low back pain, being part of a larger study of other musculoskeletal patients, were included in a randomized controlled prospective clinical study. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the outcome in terms of return to work and cost-effectiveness of a light multidisciplinary treatment program with an extensive(More)
In a randomized controlled study multimodal cognitive behavioral treatment (MMCBT), including physical treatment, cognitive behavioral modification, education, and examination of the work situation for each patient, was given to patients sick-listed for musculoskeletal pain (n = 469). Patients were recruited through the National Insurance System. After a(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effect of modified constraint-induced movement therapy (mCIMT) to bimanual task-related training for patients in the subacute phase post stroke. DESIGN A single-blinded randomized controlled trial. SETTINGS Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation clinics and the patient's home. SUBJECTS Thirty patients in the subacute phase(More)
PURPOSE A prospective study to evaluate whether certain baseline characteristics can predict outcome in patients treated with disc prosthesis or multidisciplinary rehabilitation. METHODS Secondary analysis of 154 patients with chronic low back pain (LBP) for at least 1 year and degenerative discs originally recruited for a randomized trial. Outcome(More)
In general, randomized controlled studies concerning return to work have failed to demonstrate significant treatment effects for long-lasting musculoskeletal pain, and most treatments examined have not been economically beneficial. Individuals (n=654) sick-listed for at least 8 weeks with musculoskeletal pain, selected from the Norwegian mandatory sickness(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify core elements of what patients with chronic low back pain perceive as good clinical communication and interaction with a specialist ("The Good Back-Consultation"). DESIGN Qualitative study including observation of consultations and a subsequent patient interview. Quantitative data were also recorded. SUBJECTS Thirty-five patients(More)
RATIONALE As a result of demographic changes with a presumed rapidly increasing number of older people during the coming decades, a strong increase in the incidence and prevalence of stroke should be expected. Early supported discharge implies that the patients are discharged to their homes as soon as feasible and that rehabilitative treatment is offered(More)
Former studies have questioned the quality and effectiveness of multidisciplinary rehabilitation for working-age adults with fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain (CWP). High-quality trials are needed, and return to work should also be included as an outcome variable. This randomized study evaluated the return-to-work outcome of an extensive and a light(More)
We studied 180 adult patients admitted to the Neurological Department, Haukeland Hospital in Bergen, Norway, for a period of 5 years from 1984 to 1988. One hundred fifty-seven patients were followed up 3.9-9.0 years after admittance to the Neurological Department. The purpose of this study was to find out if the total cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) protein(More)
BACKGROUND Stroke causes lasting disability and the burden of stroke is expected to increase substantially during the next decades. Optimal rehabilitation is therefore mandatory. Early supported discharge (ESD) has previously shown beneficial, but all major studies were carried out more than ten years ago. We wanted to implement and study the results of ESD(More)