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A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions, 1990–2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease
BACKGROUND Quantification of the disease burden caused by different risks informs prevention by providing an account of health loss different to that provided by a disease-by-disease analysis. NoExpand
Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 291 diseases and injuries in 21 regions, 1990–2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
BACKGROUND Measuring disease and injury burden in populations requires a composite metric that captures both premature mortality and the prevalence and severity of ill-health. The 1990 Global BurdenExpand
Years lived with disability (YLDs) for 1160 sequelae of 289 diseases and injuries 1990–2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010
BACKGROUND Non-fatal health outcomes from diseases and injuries are a crucial consideration in the promotion and monitoring of individual and population health. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD)Expand
A systematic review of the global prevalence of low back pain.
OBJECTIVE To perform a systematic review of the global prevalence of low back pain, and to examine the influence that case definition, prevalence period, and other variables have on prevalence. Expand
The grounded psychometric development and initial validation of the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ)
BackgroundHealth literacy has become an increasingly important concept in public health. We sought to develop a comprehensive measure of health literacy capable of diagnosing health literacy needsExpand
A randomized trial of vertebroplasty for painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures.
BACKGROUND Vertebroplasty has become a common treatment for painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures, but there is limited evidence to support its use. METHODS We performed a multicenter,Expand
The global burden of low back pain: estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study
Objective To estimate the global burden of low back pain (LBP). Methods LBP was defined as pain in the area on the posterior aspect of the body from the lower margin of the twelfth ribs to the lowerExpand
The global burden of hip and knee osteoarthritis: estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study
Objective To estimate the global burden of hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) as part of the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study and to explore how the burden of hip and knee OA compares with otherExpand
Developing theory-informed behaviour change interventions to implement evidence into practice: a systematic approach using the Theoretical Domains Framework
BackgroundThere is little systematic operational guidance about how best to develop complex interventions to reduce the gap between practice and evidence. This article is one in a Series of articlesExpand
Assessing risk of bias in prevalence studies: modification of an existing tool and evidence of interrater agreement.
OBJECTIVE In the course of performing systematic reviews on the prevalence of low back and neck pain, we required a tool to assess the risk of study bias. Our objectives were to (1) modify anExpand
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