Jennifer C Theis

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Low back pain (LBP) is currently the most prevalent and costly musculoskeletal problem in modern societies. Screening instruments for the identification of prognostic factors in LBP may help to identify patients with an unfavourable outcome. In this systematic review screening instruments published between 1970 and 2007 were identified by a literature(More)
The aim of this systematic review was to identify prospective studies reporting the impact of surgical intervention on health-related quality of life (HRQL) outcomes for adults with scoliosis at a minimum 2 year follow-up. An electronic database search was conducted for January 2000–November 2013 in conjunction with a reference list search of two related(More)
BACKGROUND Prospective data on health-related quality of life in patients with idiopathic scoliosis treated surgically as adults is needed. We compared preoperative and 1- and 2-year follow-up data in surgically treated adults with idiopathic scoliosis with juvenile or adolescent onset. Results were compared to untreated adults with scoliosis and population(More)
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