Cost-effectiveness of providing patients with information on managing mild low-back symptoms in an occupational health setting

Jarmo Rantonen, J. Karppinen, A. Vehtari, S. Luoto, E. Viikari-Juntura, M. Hupli, A. Malmivaara, S. Taimela

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Abstract

Background: Evidence shows that low back specific patient information is effective in sub-acute low back pain (LBP), but effectiveness and cost-effectiveness (CE) of information in early phase symptoms is not clear. We assessed effectiveness and CE of patient information in mild LBP in the occupational health (OH) setting in a quasi-experimental study. Methods: A cohort of employees (N = 312, aged

Original languageEnglish
Article number316
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalBMC Public Health
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Cohort study
  • Disability
  • Health economy
  • Intervention
  • Low back pain
  • Prevention
  • Quasi-experimental study
  • RCT
  • Sickness absence
  • The Back Book

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