Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-1934
Title: Efficacy of movement control exercises versus general exercises on recurrent sub-acute nonspecific low back pain in a sub-group of patients with movement control dysfunction : protocol of a randomized controlled trial
Authors : Lehtola, Vesa
Luomajoki, Hannu
Leinonen, Ville
Gibbons, Sean
Airaksinen, Olavi
Published in : BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Volume(Issue) : 13
Issue : 55
Publisher / Ed. Institution : BioMed Central
Issue Date: 2012
Language : Englisch / English
Subjects : Oswestry disability index; Manual therapy; General exercise; Lumbar spine movement; Main study question
Subject (DDC) : 617.5: Orthop√§dische Chirurgie
Abstract: Background Practice guidelines recommend various types of exercise for chronic back pain but there have been few head-to-head comparisons of these interventions. General exercise seems to be an effective option for management of chronic low back pain (LBP) but very little is known about the management of a sub-acute LBP within sub-groups. Recent research has developed clinical tests to identify a subgroup of patients with chronic non-specific LBP who have movement control dysfunction (MD). Method/Design We are conducting a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to compare the effects of general exercise and specific movement control exercise (SMCE) on disability and function in patients with MD within recurrent sub-acute LBP. The main outcome measure is the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire. Discussion European clinical guideline for management of chronic LBP recommends that more research is required to develop tools to improve the classification and identification of specific clinical sub-groups of chronic LBP patients. Good quality RCTs are then needed to determine the effectiveness of specific interventions aimed at these specific target groups. This RCT aims to test the hypothesis whether patients within a sub-group of MD benefit more through a specific individually tailored movement control exercise program than through general exercises.
Departement: Gesundheit
Publication type: Beitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift / Article in scientific Journal
Type of review: Peer review (Publikation)
DOI : 10.1186/1471-2474-13-55
10.21256/zhaw-1934
ISSN: 1471-2474
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/4861
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 2.0: Namensnennung 2.0 Generic
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