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A randomised clinical trial of subgrouping and targeted treatment for low back pain compared with best current care. The STarT Back Trial Study Protocol

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Abstract

Back pain is a major health problem and many sufferers develop persistent symptoms. Detecting relevant subgroups of patients with non-specific low back pain has been highlighted as a priority area for research, as this could enable better secondary prevention through the targeting of prognostic indicators for persistent, disabling symptoms. We plan to conduct a randomised controlled trial to establish whether subgrouping using a novel tool, combined with targeted treatment, is better than best current care at reducing long-term disability from low back pain.

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(2008). A randomised clinical trial of subgrouping and targeted treatment for low back pain compared with best current care. The STarT Back Trial Study Protocol. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 58. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-9-58

Acceptance Date Apr 22, 2008
Publication Date Apr 22, 2008
Journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Publisher Springer Verlag
Pages 58
DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-9-58
Keywords low back pain
Publisher URL http://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-9-58

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