Randomized trial of a self-management program for primary care patients with acute low back pain: short-term effects

Journal Name: 
Arthritis Rheum
Authors: 
Damush,T.M.
Weinberger,M.
Perkins,S.M.
Rao,J.K.
Tierney,W.M.
Qi,R.
Clark,D.O.
Abstract: 
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the effect of a self-management program (SMP) on primary care patients with acute low back pain (ALBP) from low income, inner city neighborhood health centers and an emergency department of a public teaching hospital. METHODS: We randomized 211 primary care patients who visited a physician for ALBP (
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15
2003
Volume: 
49
Pages: 
179-86
Keywords: 
390, Activities of Daily Living, Acute Disease, Adult, Aged, Aged,80 and over, better, delivery, effects, Emergencies, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Health, hospital, Human, Income, intervention, Low Back Pain: therapy, low-income, Male, Methods, Middle Age, Pain, patient, Patient Satisfaction, Patient Selection, Patients, primary care, Primary Health Care: methods: organization & administration, Program Evaluation, ResNet, Self Care, Self Efficacy, Support,Non-U.S.Gov't, Support,U.S.Gov't,P.H.S., Telephone, Treatment Outcome, understanding, Urban Population