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Health Education vs. Health Education Plus Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain Patients

2014-08-27 03:39:57 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The primary purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of a brief educational program and of an additional program in physical therapy, for the treatment of low back pain in Primary Care of the Spanish National Health Service. This is a controlled, cluster randomized community trial.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Low Back Pain

Intervention

General health talk, Handout of The Back Book, Back exercise

Location

Servicio de Atención Primaria del SACYL
Valladolid
Castilla y León
Spain
47005

Status

Completed

Source

Kovacs Foundation

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:39:57-0400

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General or unspecified injuries to the posterior part of the trunk. It includes injuries to the muscles of the back.

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