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Multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation for chronic low back pain (PEDro synthesis)
  1. Alessandra Narciso Garcia1,
  2. Bruno Tirotti Saragiotto2
  1. 1Masters and Doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy, Universidade Cidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  2. 2The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alessandra Narciso Garcia, Masters and Doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy, Universidade Cidade de São Paulo, 321 Cesário Galeno St, São Paulo 03071-000, Brazil; alessandrag_narciso{at}yahoo.com.br

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This section features a recent systematic review that is indexed on PEDro, the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (http://www.pedro.org.au). PEDro is a free, web-based database of evidence relevant to physiotherapy.

▸ Kamper SJ, Apeldoorsn AT, Chiarotto A, et al. Multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation for chronic low back pain: Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ 2015;350:h444.

Background

Low back pain (LBP) is a highly prevalent health condition, being the leading cause of years lived with disability, around the world.1 ,2 It is not unusual for people with chronic LBP (symptoms persisting for more than 3 months)3 to experience signs of anxiety and depression, with effects on social, recreational and work life.4 Recognition of these potential psychosocial factors has led to the development of a multidisciplinary biopsychosocial model of treating LBP.5 This treatment approach involves a combination of physical, psychological, educational and/or work-related components …

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