A screening questionnaire to predict no return to work within 3 months for low back pain claimants

@article{Bois2007ASQ,
  title={A screening questionnaire to predict no return to work within 3 months for low back pain claimants},
  author={M. Andrew Du Bois and Peter Donceel},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={17},
  pages={380-385}
}
The objective of the present study was to develop a short prediction questionnaire for estimating the risk of no return to work (RTW) within 3 months of sick leave to facilitate triage and management of a patient population of subacute low-back pain (LBP) sufferers. We conducted a prospective study with a 3-month follow-up on 186 patients with LBP introducing a claim for sickness benefits to the largest sickness fund in Belgium. Patients completed a screening questionnaire within 2 weeks after… CONTINUE READING
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