DISCO - Influence of a Simple Information Booklet on the Evolution of Acute Low Back Pain (LBP)
To assess the impact of standardized written information on outcome in acute LBP.
|Official Title:||Influence of a Simple Information Booklet on the Evolution of Acute Low Back Pain (LBP): a Quasi-experimental Study in a Primary Care Setting.|
|Study Start Date:||September 2003|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2004|
A 3-month prospective, controlled study with a quasi-experimental design (i.e., a nonrandomized controlled sample with geographic stratification [30 areas]). Control and intervention areas ARE selected for their similarities in rural-to-urban distribution of the population and patients' access to GPs and to minimize risk of overlap between areas.