Title

Patient classification based on psychosocial variables predicts treatment outcomes in patients with lower back pain who meet a clinical prediction rule

ORCiD

Davenport: 0000-0001-5772-7727

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy

ISSN

0190-6011

Volume

39

Issue

1

DOI

10.2519/jospt.2009.39.1.A13

First Page

A19

Last Page

A20

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Abstract

Self-efficacy (SE), activity-related fear, and pain are interrelated concepts that are significant individual predictors of disability in patients with lower back pain (LBP). Identification of patient subgroups involving these variables will refine our understanding of how they interact to affect treatment outcomes. The purpose of this study was to preliminarily validate a classification system for patients with postacute LBP based on SE, fear, and pain.