Diagnosis and prognosis of low back pain in three countries

J R Coll Gen Pract. 1982 Jun;32(239):352-6.


The diagnostic pointers which doctors use as discriminating factors in the prognosis of males aged 15 to 45 with low back pain were examined in Britain, Holland and Israel. The most frequent prognostic indicators common to all these countries were a past history of similar trouble and the duration of symptoms. Less commonly used indicators suggest differences in diagnostic behaviour between the countries.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Back Pain / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Israel
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Netherlands
  • Prognosis
  • United Kingdom