A systematic review of instruments for the assessment of work-related psychosocial factors (Blue Flags) in individuals with non-specific low back pain

Heather Gray, Abiodun T. Adefolarin, Tracey E. Howe

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Abstract

In individuals with low back pain (LBP) psychosocial factors can act as obstacles to return to work. A coloured Flags Framework has been conceptualised, in which Blue Flags represent work-related psychosocial issues. This systematic review was conducted to appraise available instruments for the assessment of Blue Flags in working age adults with non-specific LBP. The Ovid versions of MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, AMED and CINAHL databases were searched from inception until the first week of March 2010; additionally, experts and study authors were contacted. Two authors independently selected studies, extracted data and assessed methodological quality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-543
Number of pages13
JournalManual Therapy
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011

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  • assessment
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A systematic review of instruments for the assessment of work-related psychosocial factors (Blue Flags) in individuals with non-specific low back pain. / Gray, Heather; Adefolarin, Abiodun T.; Howe, Tracey E.

In: Manual Therapy, Vol. 16, No. 6, 01.12.2011, p. 531-543.

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