- Diagnostic accuracy of history taking to assess lumbosacral nerve root compressionAnnemieke J H Verwoerd
Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
Spine J 14:2028-37. 2014..The diagnosis of sciatica is primarily based on history and physical examination. Most physical tests used in isolation show poor diagnostic accuracy. Little is known about the diagnostic accuracy of history items...
- Systematic review of prognostic factors predicting outcome in non-surgically treated patients with sciaticaA J H Verwoerd
Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Eur J Pain 17:1126-37. 2013..g., age, body mass index, smoking and sensory disturbance, showed no association with outcome. The only positive association with strong evidence was found for leg pain intensity at baseline as prognostic factor for subsequent surgery. ..
- A single question was as predictive of outcome as the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia in people with sciatica: an observational studyAnnemieke J H Verwoerd
Department of General Practice, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
J Physiother 58:249-54. 2012..In people with sciatica in primary care, can a single question be used to predict outcome at 1 year followup as accurately as validated questionnaires on kinesiophobia, disability, and health-related quality of life?..