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Randomised controlled trial of physiotherapy compared with advice for low back pain

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Objective To measure the effectiveness of routine physiotherapy compared with an assessment session and advice from a physiotherapist for patients with low back pain. Design Pragmatic, multicentre, randomised controlled trial. Setting Seven British NHS physiotherapy departments. Participants 286 patients with low back pain of more than six weeks’ duration. Intervention Routine physiotherapy or advice on remaining active from a physiotherapist. Both groups received an advice book. Main outcome...

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British Medical Journal (BMJ)
Publication date:
2004
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ora:821

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