Patient Expectations as Predictors of Outcome In Patients with Acute Low Back Pain

  title={Patient Expectations as Predictors of Outcome In Patients with Acute Low Back Pain},
  author={Samuel S. Myers and Russell S. Phillips and Roger B. Davis ScD and Daniel C. Cherkin and Anna T. R. Legedza ScD and Ted J. Kaptchuk and Andrea L Hrbek and Julie E. Buring ScD and Diana E Post and MPH Maureen T. Connelly and David M Eisenberg},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
Few studies have evaluated the association between patient expectations for recovery and clinical outcomes, and no study has evaluated whether asking patients to choose their therapy modifies such an association. To evaluate the association between patients’ expectations and functional recovery in patients with acute low back pain (LBP), and to determine whether that association is affected by giving patients choice of therapy. A secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial comparing… CONTINUE READING
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