OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of using ratings of perceived exertion (RPEs) to regulate exercise intensity for patients with chronic back pain while they undergo hydrotherapy. DESIGN: Experimental study. SETTING: Hydrotherapy pool in the United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-six patients (16 women, 10 men) with chronic low back pain of more than 12 months in duration. All were referred for hydrotherapy after attending a back pain triage clinic. INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. Main out...Expand abstract
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Perceived and measured levels of exertion of patients with chronic back pain exercising in a hydrotherapy pool.
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