Course and prognosis of older back pain patients in general practice: A prospective cohort study

@article{Scheele2013CourseAP,
  title={Course and prognosis of older back pain patients in general practice: A prospective cohort study},
  author={Jantine Scheele and Wendy T. M. Enthoven and Sita M. A. Bierma-Zeinstra and Wilco C. Peul and Pim A. J. Luijsterburg},
  journal={PAIN®},
  year={2013},
  volume={154},
  pages={951-957}
}
The aim of the current study was to determine the course of back pain in older patients and identify prognostic factors for non-recovery at 3 months' follow-up. We conducted a prospective cohort study (the BACE study) of patients aged >55 years visiting a general practitioner (GP) with a new episode of back pain in the Netherlands. The course of back pain was described in terms of self-perceived recovery, pain severity, disability, pain medication, and GP visits at 6 weeks' and 3 months' follow… CONTINUE READING

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