Burton, A. Kim, Balague, F., Cardon, G., Eriksen, H.R., Henrotin, Yves, Lahad, A., Leclerc, Annette, Muller, G. and van der Beek, A.J. (2006) European guidelines for prevention in low back pain. European Spine Journal, 15 (Supple). s136-s168. ISSN 1432-0932Metadata only available from this repository.
Summary of the concepts of prevention in low back
• The general nature and course of commonly experienced LBP means that there is limited scope for preventing its incidence (first-time onset). Prevention, in the context of this guideline, is focused primarily on reduction of the impact and consequences of LBP.
• Primary causative mechanisms remain largely undetermined: risk factor modification will not necessarily achieve prevention.
• There is considerable scope, in principle, for prevention of the consequences of LBP – e.g. episodes (recurrence), care seeking, disability, and workloss.
• Different interventions and outcomes will be appropriate for different target populations (general population, workers, and children) yet inevitably there is overlap.
• Interventions that are essentially treatments in the clinical environment, focused on management of current symptoms, are not considered as ‘prevention’ for the purposes of this guideline: they are covered in the accompanying clinical guidelines
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
|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
|Depositing User:||Sara Taylor|
|Date Deposited:||11 Apr 2008 11:21|
|Last Modified:||16 Nov 2011 10:47|
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