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Accession Number ADA566718
Title Prevention of Low Back Pain in The Military. A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Publication Date Jul 2011
Media Count 125p
Personal Author A. Wright D. Teyhen J. Childs S. Wu S. Z. George
Abstract The Prevention of Low Back Pain in the Military (POLM) clinical trial has been successfully completed. With the no cost extension year the research team completed all remaining SOW tasks with particular attention paid to the primary data analyses. In the no cost extension year the research team presented data at a national physical therapy conference and 2 manuscripts were accepted for publication in J Ultrasound Med BMC and Musculoskelet Disord. Our primary analyses suggest that the core stabilization exercise approach did not have preventative effects for low back pain. However, the brief psychosocial education approach did have preventative effects by resulting in a 3.3% decrease in low back pain incidence over 2 years (NNT = 30). The analyses for incidence outcomes are in review with Archives Int Med and for severity outcomes with Pain. The completion of the POLM trial provides important evidence that Soldiers may benefit from patient education approaches to reduce incidence of low back pain.
Keywords Army personnel
Clinical trials
Low back pain
Physical therapy
Random variables
Social psychology

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57A - Anatomy
57S - Physiology
57E - Clinical Medicine
Corporate Author Florida Univ., Gainesville.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 1Jun 2006 - 31 May 2011.
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number W81XWH-06-1-0567

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