Development of a clinical prediction rule for guiding treatment of a subgroup of patients with neck pain: use of thoracic spine manipulation, exercise, and patient education.

@article{Cleland2007DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a clinical prediction rule for guiding treatment of a subgroup of patients with neck pain: use of thoracic spine manipulation, exercise, and patient education.},
  author={Joshua A Cleland and John D. Childs and Julie M Fritz and Julie M Whitman and Sarah L Eberhart},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={87 1},
  pages={9-23}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To date, no studies have investigated the predictive validity of variables from the initial examination to identify patients with neck pain who are likely to benefit from thoracic spine thrust manipulation. The purpose of this study was to develop a clinical prediction rule (CPR) to identify patients with neck pain who are likely to experience early success from thoracic spine thrust manipulation. SUBJECTS This was a prospective, cohort study of patients with mechanical… CONTINUE READING
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