A primary care back pain screening tool: identifying patient subgroups for initial treatment.
A brief screening tool is validated, which is a promising instrument for identifying subgroups of patients to guide the provision of early secondary prevention in primary care and whether allocation to treatment subgroups using the tool, linked with targeting treatment appropriately, improves patient outcomes.
Comparison of stratified primary care management for low back pain with current best practice (STarT Back): a randomised controlled trial
Opioid Prescriptions for Chronic Pain and Overdose
Patients receiving higher doses of prescribed opioids are at increased risk for overdose, which underscores the need for close supervision of these patients.
A Consensus Approach Toward the Standardization of Back Pain Definitions for Use in Prevalence Studies
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.
Sexual problems: a study of the prevalence and need for health care in the general population.
There was a high level of reported sexual problems and the most frequently reported problems (vaginal dryness, erectile problems) may be amenable to physical treatment in practice, and yet few had sought or received help.
Characterizing the course of low back pain: a latent class analysis.
Identification of four distinct groups of patients improves understanding of the course of back pain and may provide a basis of classification for intervention.
Epidemiology of insomnia: a longitudinal study in a UK population.
Evidence is provided that the common problems of insomnia, pain, and psychological distress are intertwined and suggest that combined approaches to treatment may be needed to reduce the onset and persistence of these problems in the community.
Does back pain prevalence really decrease with increasing age? A systematic review.
The evidence concerning the association of back pain prevalence with age is more sparse than currently believed and this association seems to be modified by the severity of the problem.
Association of sexual problems with social, psychological, and physical problems in men and women: a cross sectional population survey.
- K. Dunn, P. Croft, G. Hackett
- Psychology, MedicineJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health
- 1 March 1999
This study indicates that sexual problems cluster with self reported physical problems in men, and with psychological and social problems in women, and implies that effective therapy could have a broad impact on health in the adult population.
Episodes of Low Back Pain: A Proposal for Uniform Definitions to Be Used in Research
Study Design. Literature review and group discussions. Objective. To propose uniform definitions for low back pain episodes to be used in research. Background. Different definitions of episodes have…