Show simple record

dc.contributor.authorOkyay, Leyla
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-05T03:56:17Z
dc.date.available2010-09-05T03:56:17Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/1457
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: i) To determine predictors of change in disability of people with chronic low back pain following a graded programme of movement control exercises and ii) to develop a simple clinical rule that predicts outcome. METHODS: Fifty‐five people from a community sample with non‐specific chronic low back pain were examined before undergoing a graded 6‐week programme of movement control exercises. Predictors of change in disability, as measured by the Patient‐Specific Functional Scale, were identified through regression analysis and used to develop a clinical prediction rule. RESULTS: Clinically important improvement in disability was predicted by four variables that explained 48% of the variance in outcome (P<.001): gradual rather than sudden onset of low back pain, patient‐specific functional score <3.7 points, absence of aberrant motions on forward bending, and body mass index >24.5. Failure to show clinically meaningful improvement was predicted by three variables that explained 40% of the variance in outcome (P<.001): sudden onset of low back pain, patient‐specific functional score ≥3.7, and difference between left and right active straight leg raise >7°. CONCLUSION: A combination of five, easily measured variables are able to predict disability outcome following a graded programme of movement control exercises in people with chronic low back pain.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjectlow back painen_NZ
dc.subjectmovement control exercisesen_NZ
dc.subjectdisability outcomeen_NZ
dc.titlePredictors of functional improvement in people with chronic low back pain following a graded programme of movement control exercisesen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Osteopathyen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden321024 Rehabilitation and therapy: occupational and physicalen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden110499 Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classifieden_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationOkyay, L. (2010). Predictors of functional improvement in people with chronic low back pain following a graded programme of movement control exercises. A research project submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements  for the degree of Master of Osteopathy, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.
unitec.pages122en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalBacon, Catherine
unitec.advisor.associatedMoran, Robert
unitec.advisor.associatedHilton, Craig


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in

Show simple record