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UK back pain exercise and manipulation (UK BEAM) trial - national randomised trial of physical treatments for back pain in primary care: objectives, design and interventions

Burton, A. Kim (2003) UK back pain exercise and manipulation (UK BEAM) trial - national randomised trial of physical treatments for back pain in primary care: objectives, design and interventions. BMC Health services research, 3 (16). ISSN 1472-6963

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    Abstract

    Low back pain has major health and social implications. Although there have been
    many randomised controlled trials of manipulation and exercise for the management of low back
    pain, the role of these two treatments in its routine management remains unclear. A previous trial
    comparing private chiropractic treatment with National Health Service (NHS) outpatient
    treatment, which found a benefit from chiropractic treatment, has been criticised because it did not
    take treatment location into account. There are data to suggest that general exercise programmes
    may have beneficial effects on low back pain. The UK Medical Research Council (MRC) has funded
    this major trial of physical treatments for back pain, based in primary care. It aims to establish if,
    when added to best care in general practice, a defined package of spinal manipulation and a defined
    programme of exercise classes (Back to Fitness) improve participant-assessed outcomes.
    Additionally the trial compares outcomes between participants receiving the spinal manipulation in
    NHS premises and in private premises.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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    Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
    Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2008 10:09
    Last Modified: 23 Nov 2011 12:27
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/1728

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