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Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Jul 1;33(15):1617-21. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31817bd31c.

A randomized study of back school in women with chronic low back pain: quality of life at three, six, and twelve months follow-up.

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Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran. stavafian@ihsr.ac.ir

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN:

A randomized controlled trial.

OBJECTIVE:

To examine the effects of the back school program on quality of life in women with chronic low back pain.

SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA:

There is a controversial debate whether back school program might improve quality of life in back pain patients. This study aimed to address this issue.

METHODS:

One hundred and two eligible women were randomly allocated into 2 groups. The 2 groups including back school group who received the back school program plus medication (n = 50) and clinic group who received just medication (n = 52) were compared at 4 points in time. Data were collected at baseline and at 3, 6, and 12 months follow-up using the SF-36 questionnaire. Repeated measures analysis was performed to compare quality of life scores in 2 groups.

RESULTS:

Quality of life scores were significantly different between 2 groups throughout the study (P < 0.0001) indicating a better quality of life among intervention group.

CONCLUSION:

The back school program might improve the quality of life score in women with chronic low back pain.

PMID:
18580739
DOI:
10.1097/BRS.0b013e31817bd31c
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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