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Estimates of the prevalence of arthritis and selected musculoskeletal disorders in the United States.
TLDR
Given the limitations of the data on which they are based, this report provides the best available prevalence estimates for arthritis and other rheumatic conditions overall, and for selected musculoskeletal disorders, in the US population.
Estimates of the prevalence of arthritis and other rheumatic conditions in the United States. Part II.
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This report provides the best available prevalence estimates for the US for osteoarthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, gout, fibromyalgia, and carpal tunnel syndrome as well as the symptoms of neck and back pain.
Interpreting Change Scores for Pain and Functional Status in Low Back Pain: Towards International Consensus Regarding Minimal Important Change
TLDR
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.
Release from prison--a high risk of death for former inmates.
TLDR
Former prison inmates were at high risk for death after release from prison, particularly during the first 2 weeks, and interventions are necessary to reduce the risk of death after released from prison.
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.
Generic and Disease-Specific Measures in Assessing Health Status and Quality of Life
TLDR
Comparison studies are needed of the validity, reliability, and responsiveness of generic and disease-specific measures in the same population and in minority and age-specific groups.
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