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Completeness of outcome description in studies for low back pain rehabilitation interventions: a survey of trials included in Cochrane reviews
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Published: 29 May 2015
We aimed to assess the frequency and completeness of outcome measures in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) included in Cochrane systematic reviews (SRs), focusing on evaluations of the efficacy and safety of rehabilitation interventions for mechanical LBP.
Materials and methods
A large number of outcome measures and a myriad of measurement instruments were used across all RCTs. The reporting was largely incomplete, suggesting better opportunities for the standardization of approaches and reporting.
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