S L Edmond

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OBJECTIVES To determine the relationship between back symptoms and limitations in nine specific functional activities. DESIGN A cross-sectional study. SETTING This study was conducted as part of the Framingham Heart Study, a population-based study performed on a representative sample of community-living residents of Framingham, Massachusetts. (More)
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of back pain has not been well studied in elders in the US. We describe the prevalence of back symptoms in a cohort of elderly subjects residing in the US by age, sex, examination site, and location of pain. METHODS Data from this study are based on 1037 surviving members of the original Framingham Heart Study cohort aged 68-100(More)
STUDY DESIGN Literature review. OBJECTIVES To synthesize the current literature addressing coupled motion between side bending and rotation in the lumbar spine to determine if a consistent pattern exists across articles. BACKGROUND [corrected] Low back pain is one of the most common conditions seen in outpatient physical therapy clinics. This condition(More)
STUDY DESIGN Secondary analysis of a prospective observational cohort study. OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether depression and somatization subscores of the Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R), which have been shown to identify chronic disability in individuals with nonspecific low back pain, are applicable to a different population of individuals with(More)
Vertebral deformity is the most common manifestation of osteoporosis. The purpose of this study was to determine the relation between incident vertebral deformity and back symptoms; and limitations in nine specific functional activities. Subjects were participants in the Framingham Study, a longitudinal, population-based sample involving residents of(More)
Study Design Retrospective cohort. Background Patient-classification subgroupings may be important prognostic factors explaining outcomes. Objectives To determine effects of adding classification variables (McKenzie syndrome and pain patterns, including centralization and directional preference; Symptom Checklist Back Pain Prediction Model [SCL BPPM]; and(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort. OBJECTIVES In subjects with neck pain, the present study aimed (1) to describe the prevalence of centralization (CEN), noncentralization (non-CEN), directional preference (DP), and no directional preference (no DP); (2) to determine if age, sex, fear-avoidance beliefs about physical activity, number of comorbid(More)
Numerous psychosocial factors have been shown to contribute to the development and perpetuation of orofacial pain. One well-recognized model for explaining the link between psychosocial factors and chronic pain is the fear avoidance model. To date, this proposed link has not been studied in subjects with orofacial pain. During the initial evaluation of(More)
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