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J Int Med Res. 2014 Jun;42(3):815-20. doi: 10.1177/0300060514527059. Epub 2014 Apr 29.

The effect of health education in patients with chronic low back pain.

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1
Department of Sport, Hohai University, Nanjing, China qiang897@163.com.
2
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, First Affiliated Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China.
3
Department of Sport Rehabilitation, Shanghai University of Sport, Shanghai, China qiang897@163.com.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the value of health education (active management and postural hygiene) over and above exercise alone, in patients with chronic low back pain.

METHODS:

Adults (aged 18-30 years) with low back pain of ≥ 3 months' duration were randomized to undergo a 12-week programme of lumbar strengthening exercise and health education or exercise alone. Pain, disability (Oswestry Disability Index, ODI), static and dynamic muscle endurance, and health-related quality-of-life (short form-36, SF-36) were assessed at baseline and after completion of treatment.

RESULTS:

At the end of the 12-week intervention period, pain, disability, SF-36 physical component and SF-36 mental component were significantly better in the health education group (n = 25) than in the control group (n = 24). There were no significant between-group differences in static or dynamic endurance.

CONCLUSION:

Health education provides additional benefits to exercise alone for improving pain, disability and mental and physical health-related quality-of-life.

KEYWORDS:

Health education; exercise; low back pain

PMID:
24781721
DOI:
10.1177/0300060514527059
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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