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Intensive group training protocol no more effective than usual physiotherapy for CLBP


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Intensive group training protocol versus guideline physiotherapy for patients with chronic low back pain: a randomised controlled trial

Eur Spine J. 2008 Sep;17(9):1193-200. Epub 2008 Jul 29.

Contributing Authors: Nicole van der Roer Maurits van Tulder Johanna Barendse Dirk Knol Willem van Mechelen Henrica de Vet

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Synopsis

114 patients with non-specific low back pain of more than 12 weeks duration were randomized to receive physiotherapy according to intensive group exercise training protocol or usual dutch guideline based physiotherapy. No significant differences between both treatment groups on any of the outcome measures were detected during the complete follow-up period, with only one exception. After 26 weeks, ...

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