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Papers: 29 May 2021 - 4 Jun 2021

Human Studies


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Reliability, validity and discriminability of patient reported outcomes for non-specific low back pain in a nationwide physical therapy registry: A retrospective observational cohort study.


Meerhoff GA, Verburg AC, Schapendonk RM, Cruijsberg J, Nijhuis-van der Sanden M W, van Dulmen SA, van der Wees PJ
PLoS One. 2021; 16(6):e0251892.
PMID: 34081704.


A national clinical registry was established in the Netherlands containing data directly sampled from electronic health record systems of physical therapists (PTs). This registry aims to evaluate the potential of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) to develop quality indicators (QIs) in physical therapy care.