Function-centered rehabilitation increases work days in patients with nonacute nonspecific low back pain: 1-year results from a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Kool2007FunctioncenteredRI,
  title={Function-centered rehabilitation increases work days in patients with nonacute nonspecific low back pain: 1-year results from a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Jan Kool and Stefan Bachmann and Peter Oesch and Otto Knuesel and Ton A. W. Ambergen and Rob de Bie and Piet A. van den Brandt},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2007},
  volume={88 9},
  pages={1089-94}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the effect of function-centered treatment (FCT) and pain-centered treatment (PCT) on the number of work days, permanent disability, and the unemployment rate. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Inpatient rehabilitation center. PARTICIPANTS Patients (N=174; 79% male; mean age, 42 y) with previous sick leave of 6 weeks or more. INTERVENTIONS FCT (4 h/d for 3 wk) emphasized activity despite pain by using work simulation, strength, endurance, and cardiovascular… CONTINUE READING