General practitioner sickness absence certification for low back pain is not directly associated with beliefs about back pain.

@article{Watson2008GeneralPS,
  title={General practitioner sickness absence certification for low back pain is not directly associated with beliefs about back pain.},
  author={Paul J. Watson and Julia Bowey and Gari Purcell-Jones and Tom Gales},
  journal={European journal of pain},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={314-20}
}
Recent research has demonstrated a relationship between healthcare practitioner beliefs about low back pain and recommendations about activity, work restrictions and work absence. None of the research to date has looked at the relationship between practitioner beliefs and actual behaviour. This study investigated the internal consistency of the pain attitudes and beliefs scale (PABS) and if general practitioner (GP) beliefs about back pain were more predictive of sickness certification for non… CONTINUE READING

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