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The effects of a back rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic low back pain

Gaskell, LE, Enright, S and Tyson, S 2007, 'The effects of a back rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic low back pain' , Journal Of Evaluation In Clinical Practice, 13 (5) , pp. 795-800.

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Abstract

Aim The aim of this paper was to perform a pragmatic before–after analysis of a back rehabilitation programme (BRP) for patients with chronic low back pain (LBP). A total of 877 patients were recruited onto the BRP, which were carried out at four centres within the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust. The BRP consisted of nine 2-hour group sessions of therapy run over 5 weeks and included 1 hour of exercise and 1 hour of education, advice problem solving and goal setting. Method Using the Wilcoxen signed rank tests and paired t-tests levels of pain, disability, anxiety and depression were significantly reduced pre-post programme (P < 0.001). In addition, the levels of fitness and perceived control improved significantly (P < 0.001) suggesting that participants were better able to manage their LBP. Conclusion Overall, the BRP proved to be effective in reducing pain, disability, anxiety and depression levels for people with chronic LBP. However, despite significant improvements in outcome measures only 50% of the patients completed the BRP and questionnaires post BRP. The implications of the findings are discussed with respect to modified programmes and alternative management for patients within different subgroups of LBP.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: back rehabilitation programme • biopsychological • chronic low back pain
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Journal Of Evaluation In Clinical Practice
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1356-1294
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2010 16:26
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:15
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/5405

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