Nicole Mufraggi

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Country: Spain

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Predicting the evolution of low back pain patients in routine clinical practice: results from a registry within the Spanish National Health Service
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Paseo de Mallorca 36, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine J 12:1008-20. 2012
  2. doi request reprint The prognostic value of catastrophizing for predicting the clinical evolution of low back pain patients: a study in routine clinical practice within the Spanish National Health Service
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Paseo de Mallorca 36, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine J 12:545-55. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and factors associated with low back pain and pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy: a multicenter study conducted in the Spanish National Health Service
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Paseo Mallorca 36, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:1516-33. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint 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
  5. doi request reprint 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. doi request reprint 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
  9. ncbi request reprint [The influence of parents on habits and substance use in adolescents of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in 2003]
    Francisco Manuel Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundación Kovacs Paseo de Mallorca 36, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Espana
    Rev Esp Salud Publica 82:677-89. 2008
  10. doi request reprint 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

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Publications29

  1. doi request reprint Predicting the evolution of low back pain patients in routine clinical practice: results from a registry within the Spanish National Health Service
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Paseo de Mallorca 36, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine J 12:1008-20. 2012
    ..The Spanish National Health Service (SNHS) is a tax-funded public organization that provides free health care to every resident in Spain...
  2. doi request reprint The prognostic value of catastrophizing for predicting the clinical evolution of low back pain patients: a study in routine clinical practice within the Spanish National Health Service
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Paseo de Mallorca 36, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine J 12:545-55. 2012
    ..Experimental studies suggest that catastrophizing may worsen the prognosis of low back pain (LBP) and LBP-related disability and increase the risk of chronicity...
  3. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and factors associated with low back pain and pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy: a multicenter study conducted in the Spanish National Health Service
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Paseo Mallorca 36, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:1516-33. 2012
    ..A cross-sectional, multicenter study...
  4. ncbi request reprint 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...
  5. doi request reprint 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...
  6. 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
    ....
  7. 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
    ....
  8. doi request reprint 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint [The influence of parents on habits and substance use in adolescents of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in 2003]
    Francisco Manuel Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundación Kovacs Paseo de Mallorca 36, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Espana
    Rev Esp Salud Publica 82:677-89. 2008
    ..Substance use is quite common among adolescents. The objective of this study was to determine the influence of parents on their habits...
  10. doi request reprint 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...
  11. doi request reprint 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
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:339-45. 2011
    ..Correlation between variables measured with previously validated instruments...
  12. doi request reprint Surgery versus conservative treatment for symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:E1335-51. 2011
    ..Systematic review...
  13. ncbi request reprint 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness analysis of neuroreflexotherapy for subacute and chronic low back pain in routine general practice: a cluster randomized, controlled trial
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Unidad de Investigacion, Gerencia de Atención Primaria, Insalud Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:1149-59. 2002
    ..A cluster randomized, controlled trial was performed...
  16. ncbi request reprint 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effect of firmness of mattress on chronic non-specific low-back pain: randomised, double-blind, controlled, multicentre trial
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Scientific Department, Kovacs Foundation, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Lancet 362:1599-604. 2003
    ..We assessed the effect of different firmnesses of mattresses on the clinical course of patients with chronic non-specific low-back pain...
  18. ncbi request reprint 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint 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...
  22. 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint 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...
  25. doi request reprint Neuro-reflexotherapy for the management of myofascial temporomandibular joint pain: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial
    Alberto Berguer
    Servicio de Cirugía Maxilo Facial, Hospital Clinico Universitario San Carlos, Madrid, Spain
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 66:1664-77. 2008
    ..It has shown efficacy, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness in treating subacute and chronic common back pain. No study, however, has explored its efficacy in treating myofascial temporomandibular joint pain (MF/TMJP)...
  26. ncbi request reprint [How to care for the backs of the caretakers]
    Francisco M Kovacs
    Departamento Cientifico, Fundacion Kovacs, Palma de Mallorca
    Rev Enferm 30:9-12, 14, 16. 2007
    ..In order to prevent this syndrome, and to accelerate recovery from it, correct posture and, moreover regular physical exercises constitute the best current methods available...
  27. doi request reprint Lumbar spine: agreement in the interpretation of 1.5-T MR images by using the Nordic Modic Consensus Group classification form
    Estanislao Arana
    Department of Radiology, Hospital Quiron, Valencia, Spain Spanish Back Pain Research Network and Scientific Department, Fundacion Kovacs, Paseo de Mallorca 36, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Radiology 254:809-17. 2010
    ..5-T lumbar MR imaging. (c) RSNA, 2010 Supplemental material: http://radiology.rsna.org/lookup/suppl/doi:10.1148/radiol.09090706/-/DC1...
  28. doi request reprint 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint 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