TITLE

Review: High initial pain intensity is associated with persisting symptoms after whiplash

PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 140 Issue 2, p49
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the factors determining the prognosis of patients who have had whiplash injury. Outcome of various studies are reported in the article. Levels of evidence were categorized as strong, moderate, limited and inconclusive. Of more than 100 prognostic factors examined, strong evidence showed that high initial pain intensity was associated with persisting symptoms and that older age, female sex, high acute psychological response, rear-end collision, angular deformity of the neck, and compensation were not associated with delayed functional recovery.
ACCESSION #
12597146

 

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