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Randomised controlled trial of integrated care to reduce disability from chronic low back pain in working and private life

Ludeke C Lambeek, Willem van Mechelen, Dirk L Knol, Patrick Loisel and Johannes R Anema
BMJ: British Medical Journal
Vol. 340, No. 7749 (3 April 2010), p. 750
Published by: BMJ
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40701904
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Abstract

STUDY QUESTION To evaluate the effectiveness of an integrated care programme, combining a patient directed and workplace directed intervention, compared with usual care for patients sick listed due to chronic low back pain. SUMMARYANSWER The integrated care programme substantially reduced disability due to chronic low back pain in working and private life. WHAT IS KNOWN AND WHAT THIS PAPER ADDS Chronic low back pain is a clinical as well as psychosocial and work related problem. This study fills the gap in evidence for the effectiveness of combined workplace interventions and cognitive behavioural therapy on reduction of disability in working and private life for patients with chronic back pain.

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