Correlations between pain and function in a longitudinal low back pain cohort.

  title={Correlations between pain and function in a longitudinal low back pain cohort.},
  author={Raymond W. McGorry and William T. Shaw and Jia-Hua Lin},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  volume={33 11},
PURPOSE Most studies of low back pain (LBP) and functional limitation have been cross-sectional, and show only modest correlations between pain and function. Though functional limitation may be superior for predicting disability outcomes, there is a need to understand better the gap between pain and function. This study analysed changes in intra-individual correlations between pain and function over time. METHOD Seventeen men and 16 women currently experiencing LBP provided self-reports of… CONTINUE READING

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