Evaluation of a treatment-based classification algorithm for low back pain: a cross-sectional study.

@article{Stanton2011EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a treatment-based classification algorithm for low back pain: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Tasha R Stanton and Julie M Fritz and M J Hancock and Jane Latimer and Christopher G. Maher and Benedict Martin Wand and Eric C. Parent},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={91 4},
  pages={496-509}
}
BACKGROUND Several studies have investigated criteria for classifying patients with low back pain (LBP) into treatment-based subgroups. A comprehensive algorithm was created to translate these criteria into a clinical decision-making guide. OBJECTIVE This study investigated the translation of the individual subgroup criteria into a comprehensive algorithm by studying the prevalence of patients meeting the criteria for each treatment subgroup and the reliability of the classification. DESIGN… CONTINUE READING

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