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Treatment of whiplash associated disorders

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Title: Treatment of whiplash associated disorders
Authors: Seferiadis, Aris
Issue Date: 30-Aug-2010
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Parts of work: I. Seferiadis A, Rosenfeld M, Gunnarsson R. A review of treatment interventions in whiplash-associated disorders. Eur Spine J. 2004 Aug; 13(5):387-97

II. Rosenfeld M, Seferiadis A, Carlsson J, Gunnarsson R. Active intervention in patients with whiplash-associated disorders improves long-term prognosis: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2003 Nov 15;28(22):2491-8

III. Seferiadis A, Ohlin P, Billhult A, Gunnarsson R. Basic body awareness therapy superior to exercise therapy for patients with chronic whiplash-associated disorders: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Manuscript

IV. Seferiadis A, Ohlin P, Billhult A, Gunnarsson R. Applying the fear-avoidance model to patients with chronic whiplash associated disorders: a cross-sectional study. Manuscript
Date of Defence: 2010-09-10
Disputation: Fredagen den 10 september 2010, kl. 13.00, Sal 2119, Hus 2, Plan 1, Hälsovetarbacken, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: whiplash-associated disorders
systematic review
randomized controlled trial
McKenzie method
chronic pain
exercise therapy
basic body awareness
Abstract: Whiplash injuries seem to have a substantial impact on health. Half the affected patients have persistent pain and disability and significant costs are incurred to society, mainly due to inability to return to work. The pathophysiology of the condition is largely unknown and there has been much debate on how whiplashassociated disorders (WAD) should be treated. In this dissertation, the treatment of acute and chronic WAD has been elucidated. The evidence basis of many commonly used treatmen... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8158-0
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