A primary care back pain screening tool: identifying patient subgroups for initial treatment.

  title={A primary care back pain screening tool: identifying patient subgroups for initial treatment.},
  author={Jonathan C Hill and Kate M. Dunn and Martyn Lewis and Ricky Mullis and Chris J. Main and Nadine E. Foster and Elaine M Hay},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  volume={59 5},
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a tool that screens for back pain prognostic indicators relevant to initial decision making in primary care. [] Key MethodMETHODS The setting was UK primary care adults with nonspecific back pain. Constructs that were independent prognostic indicators for persistence were identified from secondary analysis of 2 existing cohorts and published literature. Receiver operating characteristic curve analysis identified single screening questions for relevant constructs…

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