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Measuring treatment effects on repetitive lifting for patients with chronic low back pain: speed, style, and coordination.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8563153     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to determine changes in the amount of work performed and lifting speed, style, and coordination during a repetitive dynamic-lifting task for patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) after an intensive 3 1/2-week pain rehabilitation program. Subjects included 57 CLBP patients and an age- and gender-matched control group (n = 57). Patients' work indices increased by 71%, but remained significantly less than those observed for controls. Similarly, their lifting speed also increased significantly after treatment, but remained slower than the lifting speed of controls. Patients' posttreatment coordination indices, however, were not significantly different from those of controls. This finding suggests that treatment effectively normalized the dynamic lifting motion used by the patients. These findings, along with the basic kinematic patterns developed in this study, have important implications for determining improvements in functional capacity in the treatment of patients with CLBP.
J R Boston; T E Rudy; S J Lieber; B R Stacey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of spinal disorders     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0895-0385     ISO Abbreviation:  J Spinal Disord     Publication Date:  1995 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-03-06     Completed Date:  1996-03-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904842     Medline TA:  J Spinal Disord     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  342-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Chronic Disease
Low Back Pain / physiopathology,  therapy*
Motor Activity / physiology
Pain Measurement
Posture / physiology
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