Journal impact factor is associated with PRISMA endorsement, but not with the methodological quality of low back pain systematic reviews: a methodological review
ConclusionsThree out of every four published low back pain systematic reviews had critically low methodological quality. Journals with higher impact factor were associated with journals endorsing the PRISMA recommendations. Clinicians must know how to critically appraise reviews. Journals ’ editorial policies should include the assessment of study methodological quality and reporting in the review process of an article.Graphic abstractThese slides can be retrieved under Electronic Supplementary Material.
The thoracolumbar junction syndrome or Maigne ’s syndrome is one of the causes of low back pain, for which no comprehensive treatment has yet been proposed. This case report aims to assess the effectiveness of a global physiotherapy approach, such as the Mézières method, to reduce pain and improve posture and mobility in a patient with thor acolumbar junction syndrome (TLJS).
The self-management of osteoarthritis (OA) and low back pain (LBP) through activity and skills (SOLAS) theory-driven group-based complex intervention was developed primarily for the evaluation of its acceptabi...
DiscussionWe hypothesize that, compared with the “usual care group”, GAPE will primarily lead to a significant reduction in sedentary behaviour, and secondarily a reduction in disability, pain intensity, and fear of movement; further, it will increase the patient’s self-efficacy for exercise and quality of life.Trial registrationwww.clinicaltrials.govNCT04103970, Registered on 24 September 2019
CONCLUSIONS: The EXAS demonstrates acceptable construct validity for the measurement of adherence to HBE programs. Additionally, the EXAS shows excellent intrarater reliability and poor interrater reliability for the quality of performance score and is the first instrument to measure adherence to frequency, intensity, and quality of performance of HBE programs. The EXAS allows researchers and clinicians to better investigate the effects of adherence to HBE programs on the outcomes of interventions and treatments. PMID: 32933359 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion. First and last year physical therapy students did not present a difference between biomedical and biopsychosocial beliefs. Although biomedical beliefs were prevalent in both groups, the academics of the last year who had low back pain presented lower levels of biomedical beliefs than the academics of the last year without low back symptoms. Level of Evidence: 4
Alert: rant ahead. Early in my career working in persistent pain management, it was thought that “chronic pain is chronic pain is chronic pain” and pretty much anything that helped one person would help the next. Over time we’ve learned a lot more about persistent pain: the mechanisms differ a lot between neuropathic mechanisms and nociplastic mechanisms. Even within these groups, the mechanisms are very different. We’ve also learned a lot more about the psychosocial variables that are associated with prolonged disability and distress when pain persists. Some of the earliest work by Turk and coll...
We thank the authors of this letter for their interest in our review of patient and public beliefs about imaging for low back pain (LBP).
We read the article by Taylor and Bishop, “Patient and public beliefs about the role of imaging in the management of non-specific low back pain: a scoping review” . This review determined that although sparse, evidence suggests patients perceive imaging for low back pain (LBP) as positive, and a patient’s desire for a definitive di agnosis for their pains is the driver of this.
ConclusionIntervention in patients with LBP should focus on subjective suffering to reduce functional disability, providing information and promoting the acceptance of disease and pain.