An introduction to therapeutic trials for low back pain

Gunnar Andersson*, Claire Bombardier, Daniel C. Cherkin, Richard A. Deyo, Robert B. Keller, Casey K. Lee, Matthew H. Liang, Bailey Lipscomb, Paul Shekelle, Kevin F. Spratt, James Neil Weinstein

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    Studies of treatment outcome are arguably those most needed in the area of low back pain. Specific and detailed information about how to conduct and report such studies is presented in the subsequent paper on therapeutic trials for low back pain by Hoffman et al. This introduction will attempt to highlight some of the difficulties arising when conducting therapeutic trials for low back pain, as well as to discuss the need for studies in specific areas on back care.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)2066-2067
    Number of pages2
    Issue number18
    StatePublished - Sep 1994

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
    • Clinical Neurology


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