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Table 1 Eligibility screening

From: Prevention of low back pain: effect, cost-effectiveness, and cost-utility of maintenance care – study protocol for a randomized clinical trial

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Baseline 1 Age 18 to 65 years Pregnancy
LBP with or without leg pain for more than 30 days during the past year Chiropractic treatment less than 3 months ago
Previous episodes Completely subsidized treatment from third party payer
Access to a mobile phone Serious pathology (i.e., acute trauma, cancer, infection, cauda equina, osteoporosis, vertebral fractures) or contraindications to manual therapy
Ability to send and receive SMS (text messages)
Baseline 2 Self-rated “definitely improved” by the fourth treatment Self-rated improvement being anything but “definitely improved” by the fourth treatment
Study start Interval between treatments is one month or more Interval between treatments never extends to one month
  1. LBP, Non-specific low back pain.