Characteristics of older patients with back pain in general practice: BACE cohort study.

@article{Scheele2014CharacteristicsOO,
  title={Characteristics of older patients with back pain in general practice: BACE cohort study.},
  author={Jantine Scheele and Wendy T. M. Enthoven and Sita M. A. Bierma-Zeinstra and Wilco C. Peul and Maurits W van Tulder and Arthur M. Bohnen and Marjolein Y. Berger and Bart W Koes and Pim A. J. Luijsterburg},
  journal={European journal of pain},
  year={2014},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={
          279-87
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although back pain is common among older people, limited information is available about the characteristics of these patients in primary care. Earlier research suggests that the severity of back symptoms increases with older age. METHODS Patients aged >55 years visiting a general practitioner with a new episode of back pain were included in the BACE study. Information on patients' characteristics, characteristics of the complaint and physical examination were derived from the… CONTINUE READING
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