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Article: A multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic low back pain: a prospective study.

TitleA multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic low back pain: a prospective study.
Authors
KeywordsRehabilitation
Vocational
Low back pain
Back injuries
Exercise therapy
Issue Date2010
PublisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.josonline.org/
Citation
Journal Of Orthopaedic Surgery (Hong Kong), 2010, v. 18 n. 2, p. 131-138 How to Cite?
AbstractTo examine the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic low back pain in Hong Kong, and to identify factors associated with work resumption. 57 men and 8 women aged 20 to 56 (mean, 39) years who had a more than 3-month history of low back pain and were unresponsive to more than 6 months of conventional treatment participated in a 14-week multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme involving physical conditioning, work conditioning, and work readiness. Training protocols entailed flexibility and endurance training, hydrotherapy, weight lifting, and work stimulation. Patients were assessed at baseline (week 1), week 7, week 14, and month 6 with regard to the intensity of low back pain, self-perceived disability, range of lumbar motion, isoinertial performance of the trunk muscles, and depression level. Patient demographics that influenced work resumption were identified using a prediction model. Patients who did and did not return to work were compared. Of the 54 patients who completed all follow-up assessments, 28 returned to work and 26 did not. The latter was significantly older (37 vs. 42 years, p=0.038) and absent from work longer (11 vs. 22 months, p=0.029) than the former. The rehabilitation programme helped patients regain physical function and the ability to work. Patients who returned to work showed greater improvement in self-perceived disability and physical function. This rehabilitation programme facilitated regain of physical functioning and the ability to return to work. The pre-programme employment status, duration of absence from work, and patient age were the most important predictors for work resumption.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/125339
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.542
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.458

 

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dc.contributor.authorLuk, KDen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWan, TWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, YWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, KMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, KYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheng, ACen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKwan, MWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLaw, KKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLee, PWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheing, GLen_HK
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dc.description.abstractTo examine the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic low back pain in Hong Kong, and to identify factors associated with work resumption. 57 men and 8 women aged 20 to 56 (mean, 39) years who had a more than 3-month history of low back pain and were unresponsive to more than 6 months of conventional treatment participated in a 14-week multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme involving physical conditioning, work conditioning, and work readiness. Training protocols entailed flexibility and endurance training, hydrotherapy, weight lifting, and work stimulation. Patients were assessed at baseline (week 1), week 7, week 14, and month 6 with regard to the intensity of low back pain, self-perceived disability, range of lumbar motion, isoinertial performance of the trunk muscles, and depression level. Patient demographics that influenced work resumption were identified using a prediction model. Patients who did and did not return to work were compared. Of the 54 patients who completed all follow-up assessments, 28 returned to work and 26 did not. The latter was significantly older (37 vs. 42 years, p=0.038) and absent from work longer (11 vs. 22 months, p=0.029) than the former. The rehabilitation programme helped patients regain physical function and the ability to work. Patients who returned to work showed greater improvement in self-perceived disability and physical function. This rehabilitation programme facilitated regain of physical functioning and the ability to return to work. The pre-programme employment status, duration of absence from work, and patient age were the most important predictors for work resumption.en_HK
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dc.rightsJournal of Orthopaedic Surgery. Copyright © Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press.-
dc.subjectRehabilitation-
dc.subjectVocational-
dc.subjectLow back pain-
dc.subjectBack injuries-
dc.subjectExercise therapy-
dc.titleA multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic low back pain: a prospective study.en_HK
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