Review: Some instruments predict development of persistent, disabling low back pain

Carey, Tim
August 2010
ACP Journal Club;8/17/2010, Vol. 153 Issue 2, p12
Academic Journal
The article comments on a study by R. Chou and P. Shekelle focusing on the accuracy of risk prediction instruments to identify which adult patients with low back pain (LBP) would develop persistent, disabling LBP. The results of the study show that some instruments predict development of persistent, disabling low back pain. As stated, all of the scales examined in the study need more testing in highly generalizable settings as simply recording data as a prognostic factor is not enough.


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