Cost-effectiveness of providing patients with information on managing mild low-back symptoms in an occupational health setting

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
Date
2016-04-12
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Language
en
Pages
13
1-13
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BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, Volume 16, issue 1
Abstract
Background: Evidence shows that low back specific patient information is effective in sub-acute low back pain (LBP), but effectiveness and cost-effectiveness (CE) of information in early phase symptoms is not clear. We assessed effectiveness and CE of patient information in mild LBP in the occupational health (OH) setting in a quasi-experimental study. Methods: A cohort of employees (N = 312, aged
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Cohort study, Disability, Health economy, Intervention, Low back pain, Prevention, Quasi-experimental study, RCT, Sickness absence, The Back Book
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Rantonen , J , Karppinen , J , Vehtari , A , Luoto , S , Viikari-Juntura , E , Hupli , M , Malmivaara , A & Taimela , S 2016 , ' Cost-effectiveness of providing patients with information on managing mild low-back symptoms in an occupational health setting ' , BMC Public Health , vol. 16 , no. 1 , 316 , pp. 1-13 . https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-2974-4