"You feel so hopeless": a qualitative study of GP management of acute back pain.

@article{Breen2007YouFS,
  title={"You feel so hopeless": a qualitative study of GP management of acute back pain.},
  author={Alan C. Breen and Helen H. Austin and Charles Campion-Smith and Eloise C.J. Carr and Eileen M. Mann},
  journal={European journal of pain},
  year={2007},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={
          21-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Biopsychosocial management of non-specific back pain in general practice has been problematical, with frequent inappropriate referral for imaging and secondary care interventions and lack of self-confidence in the ability to provide evidence-based care. AIMS To examine GP attitudes to managing back pain as a biopsychosocial problem in order to inform future educational strategies that may improve practice. METHODS Twenty-one GPs from separate practices within the Dorset and… CONTINUE READING

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