INTERMED--an assessment and classification system for case complexity. Results in patients with low back pain.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_D23C54BF0415
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
INTERMED--an assessment and classification system for case complexity. Results in patients with low back pain.
Périodique
Spine
Auteur(s)
Stiefel F.C., de Jonge P., Huyse F.J., Slaets J.P., Guex P., Lyons J.S., Vannotti M., Fritsch C., Moeri R., Leyvraz P.F., So A., Spagnoli J.
ISSN
0362-2436
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1999
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
24
Numéro
4
Pages
378-384; discussion 385
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Comparative Study ; Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't - Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional investigation and follow-up of patients with low back pain. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the capacity of the INTERMED--a biopsychosocial assessment and classification system for case complexity--to identify patients with a chronic, disabling course of low back pain and to predict treatment outcome. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: An impressive number of biologic and nonbiologic factors influencing the course of low back pain have been identified. However, the lack of a concise, comprehensive, reliable and validated classification system of this heterogeneous patient population hampers preventive and therapeutic progress. METHODS: The INTERMED was used to assess patients with low back pain, who participated in a functional rehabilitation program (n = 50) and patients with low back pain who applied for disability compensation (n = 50). Patients of the rehabilitation program were observed to assess the effects of treatments. RESULTS: The INTERMED distinguished between patients in different phases of disability and provided meaningful information about the biopsychosocial aspects of low back pain. In hierarchical cluster analysis two distinct clusters emerged that differed in the degree of case complexity and treatment outcomes. CONCLUSIONS: This first application of the INTERMED indicates its potential utility as a classification system for patients with low back pain.
Mots-clé
Adult, Cross-Sectional Studies, Diagnosis-Related Groups, Disability Evaluation, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Low Back Pain, Male, Middle Aged, Prognosis, Questionnaires, Retrospective Studies, Severity of Illness Index
Pubmed
Web of science
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28/01/2008 12:09
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 15:52
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