The prognostic value of physical examination findings and diagnostic classification

The prognostic value of the clinical examination in low back pain is studied in a systematic literature review and in a prospective cohort study from primary care. The cohort study compares two different classification systems and their possible interactions with social and psychological factors.

  • Lisbeth Hartvigsen, University of Southern Denmark
  • Lise Hestbæk, University of Southern Denmark and Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics
  • Alice Kongsted, University of Southern Denmark and Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics
  • Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, University of Southern Denmark, adjunct professor Murdoch University, Perth, Australia and visiting professor, Université Paris Sud (Orsay), Paris, France
  • Werner Vach, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany