Impact of quality scales on levels of evidence inferred from a systematic review of exercise therapy and low back pain.

@article{Colle2002ImpactOQ,
  title={Impact of quality scales on levels of evidence inferred from a systematic review of exercise therapy and low back pain.},
  author={Florence M C Colle and François P Rannou and Michel Revel and Jacques Fermanian and Serge Poiraudeau},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2002},
  volume={83 12},
  pages={
          1745-52
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To assess whether the scale used affects levels of evidence inferred from a systematic review of studies on exercise therapy and chronic low back pain (LBP). DESIGN Twenty trials previously analyzed in a systematic review were assessed by 2 readers using 16 different scales. SETTING Tertiary care teaching hospital in France. PARTICIPANTS Chronic LBP patients. INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE For the scales allowing classification into high- and low-quality… CONTINUE READING

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