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2022 Sep

Pain Physician



A Scoping Review of Chronic Low Back Pain Classification Schemes Based on Patient-Reported Outcomes.


Herman PM, Coulter ID, Hays RD, Rodriguez A, Edelen MO
Pain Physician. 2022 Sep; 25(6):471-482.
PMID: 36122256.


In 2014, the National Institutes of Health Pain Consortium Research Task Force recommended that patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) be stratified by its impact on their lives. They proposed the Impact Stratification Score (ISS) to help guide therapy and facilitate study comparability. The ISS has been evaluated as a continuous measure, but not for use as a stratification or classification scheme.