Hay, EM and Dunn, KM and Hill, JC and Lewis, M and Mason, EE and Konstantinou, K and Sowden, G and Somerville, S and Vohora, K and 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. 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
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 Feb 2016 15:56
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/67

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