Prediction of Sickness Absence in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review

@article{Kuijer2006PredictionOS,
  title={Prediction of Sickness Absence in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review},
  author={Wietske Kuijer and Johan Willem Groothoff and Sandra Brouwer and Jan Hb Geertzen and Pieter Dijkstra},
  journal={Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={430-458}
}
Objectives: To provide evidence of predictors for sickness absence in patients with non-specific chronic low back pain (CLBP), distinguishing predictors aimed at the decision to report sick (absence threshold) and decision to return to work (return to work threshold). Methods: Medical and psychological databases were searched, as well as citations from relevant reviews. In- and exclusion criteria were applied. Two reviewers assessed the methodological quality of the papers independently… CONTINUE READING