Living with chronic low back pain: a metasynthesis of qualitative research.

  title={Living with chronic low back pain: a metasynthesis of qualitative research.},
  author={Sherrill Ray Snelgrove and Christina Liossi},
  journal={Chronic illness},
  volume={9 4},
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this qualitative metasynthesis is to articulate the knowledge gained from a review of qualitative studies of patients' experiences of chronic low back pain. METHODS Meta-ethnographic methodology guided the review of 33 articles representing 28 studies published in English in peer-reviewed journals between 2000 and 2012. A systematic comparison of the main themes from each study was conducted and 'synthesised' to create superordinate themes. RESULTS Three overarching… CONTINUE READING
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