Results of an international survey of practice patterns for establishing prognosis in neck pain: the ICON project

Walton, D
MacDermid, J
Gross, A
Santaguida, P
Carlesso, L
Reid, Duncan Arthur
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Bentham Open

Results of an international survey of health care providers for neck pain are reported. The survey specifically collected self-reported practice patterns for establishing a prognosis in neck pain. Over 440 responses from 27 countries were collected. Descriptive results indicate that respondents assigned large prognostic impact to factors including mechanism of injury and psychological or behavioral constructs. Range of motion, age and sex were routinely collected despite relatively moderate impact on prognosis. A comparison between chiropractic and manual/physical therapy groups showed differences in practice patterns that were unlikely to affect prognostic accuracy. The results suggest a gap exists between current best-evidence and actual practice when the goal is to establish a prognosis in neck pain.

Pain , Prognosis , Outcomes survey , Neck
Open Orthopaedics, vol.7(Suppl 4: M2), pp.387 - 395 (8)
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