A randomised clinical trial of subgrouping and targeted treatment for low back pain compared with best current care. The STarT Back Trial Study Protocol

@article{Hay2008ARC,
  title={A randomised clinical trial of subgrouping and targeted treatment for low back pain compared with best current care. The STarT Back Trial Study Protocol},
  author={Elaine M. Hay and Kate M Dunn and Jonathan Charles Hill and Martyn Lewis and Elizabeth Ej Mason and Kika Konstantinou and G Sowden and Simon Somerville and Kanchan Vohora and David G T Whitehurst and Chris J. Main},
  journal={BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={58 - 58}
}
BACKGROUND Back pain is a major health problem and many sufferers develop persistent symptoms. Detecting relevant subgroups of patients with non-specific low back pain has been highlighted as a priority area for research, as this could enable better secondary prevention through the targeting of prognostic indicators for persistent, disabling symptoms. We plan to conduct a randomised controlled trial to establish whether subgrouping using a novel tool, combined with targeted treatment, is better… CONTINUE READING
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