Hay, EM, Dunn, KM, Hill, JC, Lewis, M, Mason, EE, Konstantinou, K, Sowden, G, Somerville, S, Vohora, K, Whitehurst, D and Main, CJ (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, 9. p. 58. ISSN 1471-2474

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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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the final published version of the article (version of record). It first appeared online via BioMed Central at http://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-9-58 - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: low back pain
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Primary Care Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 14:17
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2018 13:56
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/67

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