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Low back pain and widespread pain in primary health care: Early access to physical therapy, treatment and prognostic factors

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Title: Low back pain and widespread pain in primary health care: Early access to physical therapy, treatment and prognostic factors
Authors: Nordeman, Lena
Issue Date: 18-Mar-2011
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Parts of work: I. Nordeman Lena, Gunnarsson Ronny, Mannerkorpi Kaisa. Prevalence and characteristics of widespread pain in female primary health care patients with chronic low back pain. Submitted

II. Nordeman Lena, Gunnarsson Ronny, Mannerkorpi Kaisa. Prognostic factors for activity and work status in women with chronic low back pain consulting primary health care: a two-year prospective longitudinal cohort study. Submitted

III. Mannerkorpi Kaisa, Nordeman Lena, Ericsson Anna, Arndorw Maudh, and the GAU Study Group. Pool exercise for patients with fibromyalgia or chronic widespread pain: A randomized controlled trial and subgroup analyses. J Rehabil Med 2009;41:751-760

IV. Nordeman Lena, Nilsson Björn, Möller Margareta, Gunnarsson Ronny. Early access to physical therapy treatment for subacute low back pain in primary health care. A prospective randomized clinical trial. Clin J Pain 2006;22:505- 511

Date of Defence: 2011-04-08
Disputation: Fredagen den 8 april 2011, kl. 13.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Göteborgs Universitet
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Low back pain
widespread pain
physical therapy
primary health care
exercise therapy
early access
outcome assessment
prognostic factors
Abstract: Abstract Low back pain (LBP) and widespread pain (WP) are common and incur considerable costs to society mainly due to work disability. Identification of prognostic factors, intervention and early access to care seems important for influencing and preventing pain and disability in LBP and WP but further knowledge is warranted. The overall purpose of the present thesis was to obtain knowledge about a) prevalence and characteristics for WP in chronic LBP (CLBP), b) prognostic factors for activity... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8235-8
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