Francisco Kovacs

Summary

Affiliation: Fundación Kovacs
Location: Palma de Mallorca, España
URL: www.REIDE.org
Summary:
Clinician and researcher, especially in the field of Neck and Back Pain
Publications:
Froud R, Eldridge S, Kovacs F, Breen A, Bolton J, Dunn K, Fritz J, Keller A, Kent P, Lauridsen HH, Ostelo R, Pincus T, van Tulder M, Vogel S, Underwood M. Reporting outcomes of back pain trials: A modified Delphi study. Eur J Pain (in press)
Kovacs FM, Abraira V, Gérvas J, Arana E, Peul WC, Schoene M, Corbin T. Overenthusiastic interpretations of a nonetheless promising study. Transplantation (in press)
Moix J, Kovacs FM, Martín A, Plana MN, Royuela A, and the Spanish Back Pain Research Network. Catastrophizing, state-anxiety, anger and depressive symptoms do not correlate with disability when variations of trait-anxiety are taken into account. A study of chronic low back pain patients treated in Spanish pain units [NCT00360802]. Pain Med 2011;12:1008–1017
Arana E, Kovacs FM. Phraseology of disk herniation: an unproductive debate. Clin Radiol 2011;66: 896-899
Seco J, Kovacs FM, Urrutia G. The efficacy, safety, effectiveness, and cost/effectiveness of ultrasound and shock wave therapies for low back pain: A systematic review. The Spine Journal 2011:11:966-77
Kovacs FM, Urrútia G, Alarcón JD. Surgery versus conservative treatment for symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis. A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Spine 2011;36:E1335–E1351
Kovacs FM, Abraira V, Urrútia G. Advocating for cost/effective placebos: chasing for mirages. Spine 2011;36(19):1615
Kovacs FM, Olabe J, Urrútia G, Zamora J, Bagó J, Álvarez-Galovich L, Abraira V. Yet another reason for improving approval and surveillance processes for health technologies. The Spine Journal 2011;11(8):800-801

Arana E, Kovacs FM, Royuela A, Estremera A, Sarasíbar H, Amengual G, Galarraga I, Martínez C, Muriel A, Abraira V, Zamora J, Campillo C. The influence of nomenclature in the interpretation of lumbar disk contour on MRI: A comparison of the agreement using the Combined Task Force and the Nordic nomenclatures. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2011;32:1143– 48
Arana E, Kovacs FM, Royuela A, Estremera A, Asenjo B, Sarasíbar H, Amengual G, Galarraga I, Alonso A, Casillas C, Muriel A, Montoya J, Ordóñez C, Martínez C, Zamora J, Campillo C, Abraira V. Modic changes and associated features in Southern European chronic low back pain patients. The Spine Journal 2011;11:402-411
Kovacs FM, Oliver-Frontera A, Plana MN, Royuela A, Muriel A, Gestoso M and the Spanish Back Pain Research Network. Improving schoolchildren’s knowledge of methods for prevention and management of low back pain. A cluster randomized controlled trial. Spine 2011;36:E505–E512
Kovacs FM, Seco J, Royuela A, Peña A, Muriel A and the Spanish Back Pain Research Network. The correlation between pain, catastrophizing and disability in subacute and chronic low back pain. A study in the routine clinical practice of the Spanish National Health Service. Spine 2011;36:339–345.
Albadalejo C, Kovacs FM, Royuela A, del Pino R, Zamora J et al. The efficacy of a short education program and a short physiotherapy program for treating low back pain in primary care. A cluster randomized trial. Spine 2010;35:483–496
Arana E, Royuela A, Kovacs FM, Estremera A, Sarasíbar H, Amengual G, Galarraga I, Martínez C, Muriel A, Abraria V, Gil del Real MT, Zamora J, Campillo C. Agreement in the interpretation of 1.5T Magnetic Resonance images of the lumbar spine using the Nordic Modic Consensus Group Classification form. Radiology 2010; 254:809–817
Kovacs FM, Zanoli G. Advocating for placebo in evidence based Clinical Guidelines? Spine 2009, April 1; 34 (7): 752-52.
Kovacs FM, Royuela A, Jensen TS, Estremera A, Amengual G, Muriel A, Galarraga I, Martinez C, Arana E, Sarasibar H, Salgado RM, Abraira V, López O, Campillo C, Gil del Real MT, Zamora J. Agreement in the interpretation of magnetic resonance images of the lumbar spine. Acta Radiol 2009;50(5):497-506
Carragee EJ, Deyo RA, Kovacs FM, Wilco CP, Lurie JD, Urrútia G. Clinical research. Is the spine field a mine field? Spine 2009;34:423-430
Cherkin D, Kovacs FM, Croft P, Borkan J, Foster NE, Öberg B, Urrútia G, Zamora J. The Ninth International Forum for Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain. Spine 2009;34:304-307
Berguer A, Kovacs FM, Abraira V, et al. Mufraggi N, Royuela A, Muriel A, Gestoso M, Falahat F, Martín-Granizo R, Zamora J. Neuro-reflexotherapy for pain from temporomandibular joint dysfunction. A double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial. Journal of Oral and Maxilofacial Surgery 2008;66:1664-77.
Kovacs FM, Noguera J, Abraira V, Royuela A, Cano A, Gil del Real MT, Zamora J, Gestoso M, Muriel A, Mufraggi N. The influence of psychological factors on low back pain-related disability in community-dwelling older persons. Pain Med 2008;9(7):871-880.
Kovacs FM, Bagó J, Royuela A, Seco J, Giménez S, Spanish Back Pain Research Network. Psychometric characteristics of the Spanish version of instruments to measure neck pain disability. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008, 9:42 doi:10.1186/1471-2474-9-42 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/9/42
Kovacs FM, Abraira V, Royuela A, Corcoll J, Alegre L, Tomás M, Mir MA, Cano A, Muriel A, Zamora J, Gil del Real MT, Gestoso M, Mufraggi N. Minimum detectable and minimal clinically important changes for pain in patients with nonspecific neck pain. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008, 9:43 doi:10.1186/1471-2474-9-43. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/9/43.
Dionne CE, Dunn KM, Croft PR et al. A consensus approach toward the standardization of back pain definitions for use in prevalence studies. Spine 2008;33:95-103
Kovacs FM, Abraira V, Royuela A, Corcoll J, Alegre L, Cano A, Muriel A, Zamora J, Gil del Real MT, Gestoso M, Mufraggi N, Spanish Back Pain Research Network. Minimal clinically important change for pain intensity and disability in patients with nonspecific low back pain. Spine 2007;32:2915–2920.
Kovacs F, Abraira V, Cano A, Royuela A, Gil del Real MT, Gestoso M, Mufraggi N, Muriel A, Zamora J, Spanish Back Pain Research Network. Fear Avoidance Beliefs do not influence disability and quality of life in Spanish elderly subjects with low back pain. Spine 2007;32:2133-2138.
Clavo B, Robaina F, Kovacs FM, Urrútia G. Fulminating septicemia secondary to oxygen-ozone therapy for lumbar disc herniation: case report [letter]. Spine 2007;18:2036.
Kovacs FM, Abraira V, Muriel A, Corcoll J, Alegre J, Tomas M, Mir MA, Tobajas P, Gestoso M, Mufraggi N, Gil del Real MT, Zamora J. Prognostic factors for neuroreflexotherapy in the treatment of subacute and chronic neck and back pain. A study of predictors of clinical outcome in routine practice of the Spanish National Health Service. Spine 2007;32: 1621–1628.
Kovacs FM, Muriel A, Castillo Sánchez MD, Medina JM, Royuela A and the Spanish Back Pain Research Network. Fear avoidance beliefs influence duration of sick leave in Spanish low back pain patients. Spine 2007;32:1761–1766.
Urrutia G, Kovacs FM, Nishishinya B, Olabe J. Percutaneous thermocoagulation intradiscal techniques for discogenic low back pain. A systematic review. Spine 2007;32(10):1146–1154.
Kovacs FM, Abraira V, Santos S, Díaz E, Gestoso M, Muriel A, Gil del Real MT, Mufraggi N, Noguera J, Zamora J for the Spanish Back Pain Research Network. A comparison of two short education programs for improving low back pain-related disability in the elderly. A cluster randomized controlled trial. Spine 2007;32(10):1053-1059.
Zamora J, Kovacs F, Abraira V, Fernández C, Lázaro P, The Spanish Back Pain Research Network. The social tariff of EQ-5D is not adequate to assess quality of life in patients with low back pain. Quality of Life Research 2007;16(3):523-531.
Kovacs FM, Urrutia G, Nishinshiya B, Olabe J, Roque M, García J, Gil-Del-Real MT. Systematic review on the efficacy and safety of intervertebral disc prostheses in the lumbar spine. The Spine Journal 2006;6 (5): 4S-5S.
Aalto TJ, Malmivaara A, Kovacs FM, Herno A, Alen M, Salmi L, Kroger H, Andrade J, Jimenez R, Tapaninaho A, Turunen V, Savolainen S, Airaksinen O. Preoperative predictors for postoperative clinical outcome in lumbar spinal stenosis. Systematic Review. Spine 2006;31(18):E648-E663.
Kovacs FM, Fernandez C, Cordero A, Muriel A, González-Luján L and the Spanish Back Pain Research Network. Non-specific low back pain in primary care in the Spanish National Health Service: a prospective study on clinical outcomes and determinants of management. BMC Health Services Research 2006;6:57. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-6-57 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/6/57.
Kovacs FM, Muriel A, Abraira V, Medina JM, Castillo MD, Olabe J, and Spanish Back Pain Research Network. Psychometric characteristics of the Spanish version of the FAB Questionnaire. Spine 2006; 31 (1): 104-110.
Kovacs FM, Muriel A, Victor A, Medina JM, Castillo Sanchez MD, Olabe J and the Spanish Back Pain Research Network. The influence of fear avoidance beliefs on disability and quality of life is sparse in Spanish low back pain patients. Spine 2005;30(22):E676-E682.
Kovacs FM, Abraira V, Zamora J, Fernández C and the Spanish Back Pain Research Network. The transition from acute to subacute and chronic low back pain. A study based on determinants of quality of life and prediction of chronic disability. Spine 2005;30(15):1786-1792.
Kovacs FM, González Luján L, Moix J, Martínez F, Luna S, Abraira V, Lázaro P, and The Spanish Back Pain Research Network. Interventions with similar efficacy to placebo: a useless randomised controlled trial.). BMJ URL: http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/330/7482/75#responses (available on line 21 February 2005)
Kovacs FM, Lazaro P, Muriel A, Abraira V, Zamora J, Fernandez C et al. Does the UK BEAM trial really support the use of manipulation? BMJ URL:http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/329/7479/1377#responses (available on line 12 January 2005)
Grupo PINS Transferencia a la práctica rutinaria del Sistema Nacional de Salud de la investigación sobre el uso de la intervención neurorreflejoterápica para el tratamiento de las patologías mecánicas del raquis, Resultado de una experiencia piloto. Gac Sanit 2004;18(4):275-86
Kovacs FM, Abraira V. Language bias in a systematic review of chronic pain: How to prevent the omission of non-English publications? Clin J Pain 2004;20 (3):199-200
Kovacs FM, Abraira V, Zamora J, Gil del Real MT, Llobera J, Fernández C, and the Kovacs-Atención Primaria Group. Correlation between pain, disability and quality of life in patients with common low back pain. Spine: 2004;29(2):206-210.
Kovacs FM, Abraira V, Martín-Rodríguez JG, Peña A, Sánchez-Vera M, Ferrer E, Ruano D, Guillén P, Gestoso M, Muriel A, Zamora J, Gil del Real MT, Mufraggi N. Effect of the firmness of the mattress on chronic non-specific low back pain. A randomised, double-blind, controlled, multicentre trial. Lancet: 2003;362:1599-604
Kovacs FM., Gestoso M, Gil del Real MT, López J, Mufraggi N, Méndez JI. Risk factors for non-specific low back pain in schoolchildren and their parents: a population based study. Pain 2003;103:259-268
European guidelines for the management of low back pain. Acta Orthop Scand (suppl 305)2002;73:20-25
Kovacs FM, Llobera J, Abraira V, Lázaro P, Pozo F, Kleinbaum D, and the KAP group. Efectiveness and Cost-Efectiveness Analysis of Neuroreflexotherapy for Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain in Routine General Practice. Spine 2002;27 (11):1149-1159
Kovacs FM, Llobera J, Gil del Real MT, Abraira V., Gestoso M., Fernández C.; and the KAP group. Validation of the Spanish Version of the Roland Morris Questionnaire. Spine 2002;27 (5):538-542.
Kovacs FM, Gil del Real MT. Un estudio necesario, pero un Comité de Expertos superfluo. Med Clin (Barc) 2000;115:637-8
Kovacs FM, Gil del Real MT. Is approval of acupuncture for back pain really evidence based? BMJ 2000;321:1221.
Kovacs FM, García A, Mufraggi N, García F, Pavía D, Prandi D, Gotzens V, Giralt I, Piera C, Setoain J. Migration pathways of hypodermically injected technetium-99m in dogs. Eur Radiol; 2000;10:1019-1025
Gil del Real MT, Kovacs FM, Gestoso M, Mufraggi N, Dieguez JM y "Balearic Back Pain Group". Evaluation of two questionnaries to determine exposure to risk factors for non-specific low back pain in Mallorcan schoolchildren and their parents. Eur J Public Health 1999:9(3):194-199.
Kovacs FM, Abraira V, Pozo F, Kleinbaum DG, Beltrán J, Mateo I, Pérez de Ayala C, Peña A, Zea A, González Lanza M, Morillas L. Local and Remote Sustained Trigger Point Therapy for Exarcebations of Chronic Low Back Pain. A randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled, Multicenter Trial. Spine 1997; 22:786-797.
Kovacs FM, Abraira V, López-Abente G, Pozo F. La intervención neurorreflejoterápica en el tratamiento de la lumbalgia inespecífica: un ensayo clínico controlado, aleatorizado, a doble ciego. Med Clin (Barc) 1993;101:570-575.
Kovacs FM, Gotzens V, García A, García F, Mufraggi N, Prandi D, Setoain J y San Román F. Kinetics of hypodermically injected technetium-99m and correlation with cutaneous structures: an experimental study in dogs. Eur J Nucl Med 1993;20: 585-590
Moreno J, Gestoso M, Kovacs FM. La efectividad de la intervención neurorreflejoterápica en el Tratamiento de la Patología Mecánica Crónica del Raquis. Resultados Preliminares. Medicina del Trabajo 1992;1:433-443.
Kovacs FM; Gotzens V, García A, García F, Mufraggi N, Prandi D, Setoain J y San Román F. Experimental Study on Radioactive Pathways of Hypodermically Injected Technetium-99m. J Nucl Med 1992;33: 403-407.

Publications

  1. ncbi Validation of the spanish version of the Roland-Morris questionnaire
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:538-42. 2002
  2. ncbi Fear avoidance beliefs do not influence disability and quality of life in Spanish elderly subjects with low back pain
    Francisco Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:2133-8. 2007
  3. doi A consensus approach toward the standardization of back pain definitions for use in prevalence studies
    Clermont E Dionne
    Population Health Research Unit, URESP Research Centre of the Laval University Affiliated Hospital, Quebec, QC, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:95-103. 2008
  4. doi Minimal clinically important change for pain intensity and disability in patients with nonspecific low back pain
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:2915-20. 2007
  5. pmc Psychometric characteristics of the Spanish version of instruments to measure neck pain disability
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:42. 2008
  6. pmc Minimum detectable and minimal clinically important changes for pain in patients with nonspecific neck pain
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Paseo de Mallorca 36, E 07012, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:43. 2008
  7. doi The influence of psychological factors on low back pain-related disability in community dwelling older persons
    Francisco Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Paseo de Mallorca, Spain
    Pain Med 9:871-80. 2008
  8. doi The Ninth International Forum for Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain
    Daniel Cherkin
    Group Health Center for Health Studies, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:304-7. 2009
  9. doi Agreement in the interpretation of magnetic resonance images of the lumbar spine
    F M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Majorca, Spain
    Acta Radiol 50:497-506. 2009
  10. doi The efficacy of a short education program and a short physiotherapy program for treating low back pain in primary care: a cluster randomized trial
    Celia Albaladejo
    Department of Public Health, Regional Health Authority of Castilla León, Valladolid, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:483-96. 2010

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. ncbi Validation of the spanish version of the Roland-Morris questionnaire
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:538-42. 2002
    ..Validation of a translated, culturally adapted questionnaire...
  2. ncbi Fear avoidance beliefs do not influence disability and quality of life in Spanish elderly subjects with low back pain
    Francisco Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:2133-8. 2007
    ..Correlation between previously validated questionnaires...
  3. doi A consensus approach toward the standardization of back pain definitions for use in prevalence studies
    Clermont E Dionne
    Population Health Research Unit, URESP Research Centre of the Laval University Affiliated Hospital, Quebec, QC, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:95-103. 2008
    ..A modified Delphi study conducted with 28 experts in back pain research from 12 countries...
  4. doi Minimal clinically important change for pain intensity and disability in patients with nonspecific low back pain
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:2915-20. 2007
    ..Cohort study...
  5. pmc Psychometric characteristics of the Spanish version of instruments to measure neck pain disability
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:42. 2008
    ....
  6. pmc Minimum detectable and minimal clinically important changes for pain in patients with nonspecific neck pain
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Paseo de Mallorca 36, E 07012, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:43. 2008
    ....
  7. doi The influence of psychological factors on low back pain-related disability in community dwelling older persons
    Francisco Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Paseo de Mallorca, Spain
    Pain Med 9:871-80. 2008
    ..To assess the influence of fear avoidance beliefs (FAB) and catastrophizing on low back pain (LBP)-related disability in Spanish community dwelling retirees...
  8. doi The Ninth International Forum for Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain
    Daniel Cherkin
    Group Health Center for Health Studies, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:304-7. 2009
    ..Review of oral and poster presentations and of workshop summaries from the Ninth International Forum for Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain held in Majorca, Spain, October 4-6, 2007...
  9. doi Agreement in the interpretation of magnetic resonance images of the lumbar spine
    F M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Majorca, Spain
    Acta Radiol 50:497-506. 2009
    ..Most previous studies have analyzed concordance in the interpretation of lumbar MRI among a few radiologists who worked together. This may have overestimated concordance...
  10. doi The efficacy of a short education program and a short physiotherapy program for treating low back pain in primary care: a cluster randomized trial
    Celia Albaladejo
    Department of Public Health, Regional Health Authority of Castilla León, Valladolid, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:483-96. 2010
    ..Cluster randomized clinical trial...
  11. doi Modic changes and associated features in Southern European chronic low back pain patients
    Estanislao Arana
    Servicio de Radiologia, Fundacion Instituto Valenciano de Oncologia, C Beltrán Báguena 19, Valencia, Spain
    Spine J 11:402-11. 2011
    ..Conflicting reports exist regarding the prevalence of Modic changes among low back pain (LBP) patients and factors associated with their existence...
  12. ncbi Fear avoidance beliefs influence duration of sick leave in Spanish low back pain patients
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:1761-6. 2007
    ..Follow-up study...
  13. ncbi Prognostic factors for neuroreflexotherapy in the treatment of subacute and chronic neck and back pain: a study of predictors of clinical outcome in routine practice of the Spanish National Health Service
    Francisco Kovacs
    Scientific Department, Fundacion Kovacs, Madrid, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:1621-8. 2007
    ..Prospective cohort follow-up study...
  14. ncbi Percutaneous thermocoagulation intradiscal techniques for discogenic low back pain
    Gerard Urrutia
    Centro Cochrane Iberoamericano, Servei d Epidemiologia i Salut Pública, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:1146-54. 2007
    ..Systematic review...
  15. ncbi Risk factors for non-specific low back pain in schoolchildren and their parents: a population based study
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Paseo de Mallorca 36, E 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Pain 103:259-68. 2003
    ..Scoliosis, but not LBP, appears to be related to heredity. Further longitudinal studies are necessary to establish risk factors that are predictive for LBP in adolescents...
  16. ncbi Correlation between pain, disability, and quality of life in patients with common low back pain
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca and Madrid, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:206-10. 2004
    ..Correlation among previously validated questionnaires...
  17. ncbi Language bias in a systematic review of chronic pain: how to prevent the omission of non-English publications?
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Clin J Pain 20:199-200. 2004
  18. ncbi The transition from acute to subacute and chronic low back pain: a study based on determinants of quality of life and prediction of chronic disability
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:1786-92. 2005
    ..Follow-up study...
  19. ncbi The influence of fear avoidance beliefs on disability and quality of life is sparse in Spanish low back pain patients
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:E676-82. 2005
    ..Correlation between previously validated questionnaires...
  20. ncbi Psychometric characteristics of the Spanish version of the FAB questionnaire
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:104-10. 2006
    ..Validation of a translated, culturally adapted questionnaire...
  21. pmc Non-specific low back pain in primary care in the Spanish National Health Service: a prospective study on clinical outcomes and determinants of management
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:57. 2006
    ..The objectives of this study were to describe its management in primary care, to assess patient characteristics that influence physicians' decisions, and to describe clinical outcome at 2 months...
  22. ncbi Preoperative predictors for postoperative clinical outcome in lumbar spinal stenosis: systematic review
    Timo J Aalto
    Department of Surgery, Kuopio University, Kuopio, Finland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:E648-63. 2006
    ..Systematic review...
  23. ncbi The social tariff of EQ-5D is not adequate to assess quality of life in patients with low back pain
    Javier Zamora
    Unidad de Bioestadística Clínica, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, and EBM Spanish Research Network G03 90, Madrid, Spain
    Qual Life Res 16:523-31. 2007
    ..We compared the quality of life perceived by patients with non-specific low back pain with that predicted by the social tariff of the Spanish version of EQ-5D questionnaire...
  24. ncbi A comparison of two short education programs for improving low back pain-related disability in the elderly: a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Francisco Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:1053-9. 2007
    ..Cluster randomized clinical trial...
  25. pmc The use of risk sharing tools for post adoption surveillance of a non pharmacological technology in routine practice: results after one year
    Carlos Campillo-Artero
    Balearic Health Service, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:181. 2013
    ....
  26. pmc Avoidable costs of physical treatments for chronic back, neck and shoulder pain within the Spanish National Health Service: a cross-sectional study
    Pedro Serrano-Aguilar
    Health Technology Assessment Unit, Canary Islands Health Service, Government of the Canary Islands, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:287. 2011
    ....