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Predicting post treatment spinal strength and flexibility in work-disabled low back pain patients.
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PMID:  24235023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This study examined whether posttreatment trunk strength and flexibility could be predicted from initial trunk strength and flexibility, age, gender, pain severity, diagnosis, length of work disability, return-to-work expectations, anxiety, and fear of reinjury among a group of 96 injured workers with chronic occupational low back pain who completed a multidisciplinary work rehabilitation program. The results indicate that initial average torque in trunk extension, age, gender, and average pain severity contribute significantly to prediction of final average torque in trunk extension. Initial average torque in trunk flexion, age, and gender contributed significantly to prediction of final average torque in trunk flexion, and age and initial range of motion contributed significantly to the prediction of final trunk range of motion. The results indicate that prediction of trunk strength and range of motion can be accomplished from measures of trunk strength and flexibility and pain obtained prior to the onset of rehabilitation. Psychological measures were not predictive of posttreatment trunk strength and flexibility. The ability to predict posttreatment trunk strength should facilitate clinical decision making in these complex cases.
P F Hickey; A M Carosella; M Feuerstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational rehabilitation     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1053-0487     ISO Abbreviation:  J Occup Rehabil     Publication Date:  1996 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202814     Medline TA:  J Occup Rehabil     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Occupational Rehabilitation and Ergonomics Center, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2337 Clinton Avenue S., 14618, Rochester, New York.
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