Clinical prediction rule for return to work after back pain
- Prognostic Factors and Treatment-Related Changes Associated with Return to Work in the Multimodal Treatment of Chronic Back Pain. Vendrig, Alexander A. // Journal of Behavioral Medicine;Jun1999, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p217
The goals of the current study were to determine those preprogram (=prognostic) variables and treatment-related changes that predict return to work in the multimodal management of chronic back pain. The outcome measures for 143 patients at 6-month follow-up were analyzed. The program had a...
- The effects of timing on the cost-effectiveness of interventions for workers on sick leave due to low back pain. van Duijn, Miranda; Eijkemans, Marinus J.; Koes, Bart W.; Koopmanschap, Marc A.; Burton, Kim A.; Burdorf, Alex // Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Nov2010, Vol. 67 Issue 11, p3
Objective To examine the effects of different timing of structured interventions for workers on sick leave due to low back pain on return to work (RTW), and the consequences for costs and benefits. Methods Literature reviews were conducted to identify RTW curves and to estimate treatment...
- Predictors for work ability and disability in men and women with low-back or neck problems. Hansson, Elisabeth; Hansson, Tommy; Jonsson, Robert // European Spine Journal;Jun2006, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p780
In many countries back and neck problems are the most common reason for work incapacity. Numerous studies have looked for reliable predictors of return to work (RTW) or not return to work (NRTW) for those incapacitated, but with few exceptions their predictive and detective ability has been...
- The effectiveness of ergonomic interventions on return-to-work after low back pain; a prospective two year cohort study in six countries on low back pain patients sicklisted for 3-4 months. Anema, J. R.; Cuelenaere, B.; Van Der Beek, A. J.; Knol, D. L.; De Vet, H. C. W.; Van Mechelen, W. // Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Apr2004, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p289
Aims: To study occurrence and effectiveness of ergonomic interventions on return-to-work applied for workers with low back pain (LBP). Methods: A multinational cohort of 1631 workers fully sicklisted 3-4 months due to LBP (ICD-9 codes 721, 722, 724) was recruited from sickness benefit claimants...
- Self-reported Severity Measures as Predictors of Return-to-work Outcomes in Occupational Back Pain. Baldwin, Marjorie L.; Butler, Richard J.; Johnson, William G.; Côté, Pierre // Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation;Dec2007, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p683
Introduction We test an array of biopsychosocial, cognitive-behavioral, and work-related factors to identify the best predictors of work disability following a back injury. Methods We test the validity of alternative severity measures in predicting the likelihood of four distinct, mutually...
- Striking a cord. Forte, Vincent // Director;Nov98, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p123
Provides information pertaining to back pain. Muscle strain as the most common cause of back trouble; Warning signs that indicate the need to seek medical advice; Treatment; Ways to prevent back pain.
- backache. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p228
A definition of the term "backache," which refers to back pain, is presented.
- Get Back at Back Pain. Anne Dunkin, Mary // Arthritis Today;Nov/Dec2002, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p54
Presents suggestions on relieving back pain. Therapeutic effect of heat on a sore back; Effects of cold therapy on back pain; Benefits of warm water to persons with backache.
- Who Will Conquer Back Pain First? Zimmerman, Mike; Steig, Bill // Men's Health;Apr2003, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p79
Provides information on backpain. Case report of three professionals with backpain problem; Factors that contribute to back spasm; Analysis of the condition of the professionals.