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2020 Mar 12

BMC Musculoskelet Disord



Kinesiophobia is not required to predict chronic low back pain in workers: a decision curve analysis.


Panken AM, Staal JB, Heymans MW
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2020 Mar 12; 21(1):163.
PMID: 32164653.


Currently used performance measures for discrimination were not informative to determine the clinical benefit of predictor variables. The purpose was to evaluate if a former relevant predictor, kinesiophobia, remained clinically relevant to predict chronic occupational low back pain (LBP) in the light of a novel discriminative performance measure, Decision Curve Analysis (DCA), using the Net Benefit (NB).