Identification of prognostic factors for chronicity in patients with low back pain: a review of screening instruments

Abstract

Low back pain (LBP) is currently the most prevalent and costly musculoskeletal problem in modern societies. Screening instruments for the identification of prognostic factors in LBP may help to identify patients with an unfavourable outcome. In this systematic review screening instruments published between 1970 and 2007 were identified by a literature… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00264-008-0707-8

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@article{Melloh2008IdentificationOP, title={Identification of prognostic factors for chronicity in patients with low back pain: a review of screening instruments}, author={Markus Melloh and Anita Elfering and C. Egli Presland and Christoph P R{\"{o}der and Thomas Barz and Cornelia Rolli Salath{\'e} and Ozg{\"{u}r Tamcan and Urs M{\"{u}ller and Jennifer C Theis}, journal={International Orthopaedics}, year={2008}, volume={33}, pages={301-313} }