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Recommendation details

Recommendation ID: CG88/4
Question: Screening protocols:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of using screening protocols to target treatments for people with persistent non-specific low back pain?
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Why this is important:- People with poorer physical function and, in particular, those with psychological factors such as increased fear of activity, psychological distress, and negative feelings about back pain, are more disabled by their pain, and are more likely to have a poor outcome. One randomised controlled trial has demonstrated the value of screening in improving outcome with respect to return to work. No UK study to date has demonstrated that targeting treatments based on a risk-factor profile leads to improved outcome or cost effectiveness. Research into matching people with low back pain to the specific treatments recommended is needed. The role of both psychological and physical factors should be considered. This should include studies to identify which people are likely to gain the greatest benefit from treatments that are recommended in this guideline, and studies to identify which people are likely to benefit from treatments that are not currently recommended.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance: Low back pain
Number: CG88
Date issued: May 2009

Research needed into:

Effectiveness of treatment: No
Cost of treatment: No
Implementation of treatment: No
Quality of life: No
Methods of research: No

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?: No
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?: No
Recommendation priority: Unrated
Recommendation status: Research Pending
Notes: Heading incorporated into text
Date this record updated: 30-04-2010

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