Development and validation of a screening tool to predict the risk of chronic low back pain in patients presenting with acute low back pain: a study protocol

@inproceedings{Traeger2015DevelopmentAV,
  title={Development and validation of a screening tool to predict the risk of chronic low back pain in patients presenting with acute low back pain: a study protocol},
  author={Adrian C Traeger and Nicholas Henschke and Markus H{\"u}bscher and Christopher Michael Williams and Steven J. Kamper and Christopher G. Maher and G Lorimer Moseley and James H. McAuley},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2015}
}
INTRODUCTION Around 40% of people presenting to primary care with an episode of acute low back pain develop chronic low back pain. In order to reduce the risk of developing chronic low back pain, effective secondary prevention strategies are needed. Early identification of at-risk patients allows clinicians to make informed decisions based on prognostic profile, and researchers to select appropriate participants for secondary prevention trials. The aim of this study is to develop and validate a… CONTINUE READING