The long-term effects of a self-management program for inner-city primary care patients with acute low back pain

Journal Name: 
Arch Intern Med
Authors: 
Damush,T.M.
Weinberger,M.
Perkins,S.M.
Rao,J.K.
Tierney,W.M.
Qi,R.
Clark,D.O.
Abstract: 
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the effect of a self-management program for low-income primary care patients with acute low back pain (ALBP) from inner-city neighborhood health centers. METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled trial of a self-management program compared with usual care at university-affiliated neighborhood health centers and an emergency department of an inner-city public teaching hospital. We enrolled 211 patients who visited a physician for ALBP (
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2003
Volume: 
163
Pages: 
2632-2638
Keywords: 
1050, Adult, Aged, Aging, better, clinical, clinical trial, effects, Emergencies, Health, Health Status, hospital, Human, Indiana, intervention, Low Back Pain, low-income, Medicine, Methods, Middle Aged, Pain, patient, Patient Education, Patient Satisfaction, Patients, primary care, Research, ResNet, Self Efficacy, Support,U.S.Gov't,Non-P.H.S., Support,U.S.Gov't,P.H.S., Teaching, Telephone, therapy, Treatment Outcome, understanding, Universities, Urban Population