Evolution of endurance during a multidisciplinary treatment of chronic low back pain and its influence of work capacity

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serval:BIB_10EE96F38F9F
Type
Inproceedings: an article in a conference proceedings.
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Abstract (Abstract): shot summary in a article that contain essentials elements presented during a scientific conference, lecture or from a poster.
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Title
Evolution of endurance during a multidisciplinary treatment of chronic low back pain and its influence of work capacity
Title of the conference
Abstracts of 16th European Congres of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Author(s)
Norberg M., Belgrand L.
Address
June 3-6, 2008, Brugge
ISSN
1650-1977
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2008
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
40
Series
Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Pages
207-208
Language
english
Abstract
Introduction: Low back pain is a common disorder touching up to 80% of the population, with redundancies of up to 70%. A small proportion would go on to develop chronic low back pain (LBP) with reduced work capacity and they would count for the majority of the costs. Up to day, a multi-disciplinary treatment program is one of the best approaches. In the program one of the mile-stones is restoration of function. The aim of this study was to follow patients, according to the endurance change after the program and its influence on workability during one year after inclusion in a such program.
Method: Patients were following a multidisciplinary treatment for 3 weeks including physiotherapy, occupation measures combined with an educational program with behavioural and psychological interventions on an outpatient program. We studied the endurance with the help of the Bruce test, accomplished at the beginning and at the end of the program. On the other hand the patients filled out pain questionnaires and PACT score according their own impression on workability.
Results: There were a clear relation between the increase in the cardiovascular endurance and the increased workability. Almost every patient presented an increase in the VO2 max, even though the workability did not follow. This increase were associated with a decrease in pain apprehension.
Conclusion: A multidisciplinary treatment program, teaching the patients how to care with their pain and to accept it even if it persist is successful in lowering the global pain. If the program allows the patients to strengthen the endurance, the workability will increase in parallel. In this way the patients were able to reduce the consummation of medicaments and to increase the work capacity.
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