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ACE Report #10850
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Smartphone app for unsupervised, progressive home exercise program in management of cLBP

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Smartphone app in self-management of chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial

Eur Spine J. 2018 Nov;27(11):2862-2874. doi: 10.1007/s00586-018-5788-5

Contributing Authors: S Sharma S Verma HS Chhabra

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93 patients with chronic low back pain were randomized to an exercise therapy program administered via a mobile application (app group) or though standard written instructions (control group). Patients were assessed for change in pain severity on a numeric rating scale and disability on the Oswestry Disability Index after 12 weeks. Results demonstrated no significant difference between groups in t...

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