Raymond Ostelo

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Affiliation: VU University Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Interpreting change scores for pain and functional status in low back pain: towards international consensus regarding minimal important change
    Raymond W J G Ostelo
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:90-4. 2008
  2. pmc Transforaminal endoscopic surgery for symptomatic lumbar disc herniations: a systematic review of the literature
    Jorm Nellensteijn
    Department of Orthopaedics, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 19:181-204. 2010
  3. pmc Systematic review: do patient expectations influence treatment outcomes in total knee and total hip arthroplasty?
    Tsjitske M Haanstra
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:152. 2012
  4. pmc Cost-effectiveness of minimal interventional procedures for chronic mechanical low back pain: design of four randomised controlled trials with an economic evaluation
    Esther T Maas
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:260. 2012
  5. pmc Cost-effectiveness of a classification-based system for sub-acute and chronic low back pain
    Adri T Apeldoorn
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam 1081 BT, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 21:1290-300. 2012
  6. pmc Minimal changes in health status questionnaires: distinction between minimally detectable change and minimally important change
    Henrica C de Vet
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:54. 2006
  7. pmc Total disc replacement surgery for symptomatic degenerative lumbar disc disease: a systematic review of the literature
    Karin D van den Eerenbeemt
    Department of Orthopaedics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 19:1262-80. 2010
  8. pmc Taping patients with clinical signs of subacromial impingement syndrome: the design of a randomized controlled trial
    Joeri Kalter
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:188. 2011
  9. pmc Conservative treatment in patients with an acute lumbosacral radicular syndrome: design of a randomised clinical trial [ISRCTN68857256]
    Pim A J Luijsterburg
    General Practice, University Medical Center Rotterdam Erasmus MC, PO Box 1736, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 5:39. 2004
  10. pmc The cost-effectiveness of a treatment-based classification system for low back pain: design of a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation
    Adri T Apeldoorn
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:58. 2010

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  1. doi request reprint Interpreting change scores for pain and functional status in low back pain: towards international consensus regarding minimal important change
    Raymond W J G Ostelo
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:90-4. 2008
    ..Literature review, expert panel, and a workshop during the "VIII International Forum on Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain" (Amsterdam, June 2006)...
  2. pmc Transforaminal endoscopic surgery for symptomatic lumbar disc herniations: a systematic review of the literature
    Jorm Nellensteijn
    Department of Orthopaedics, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 19:181-204. 2010
    ..High-quality randomized controlled trials with sufficiently large sample sizes are directly needed to evaluate if transforaminal endoscopic surgery is more effective than open microdiscectomy...
  3. pmc Systematic review: do patient expectations influence treatment outcomes in total knee and total hip arthroplasty?
    Tsjitske M Haanstra
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:152. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Cost-effectiveness of minimal interventional procedures for chronic mechanical low back pain: design of four randomised controlled trials with an economic evaluation
    Esther T Maas
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:260. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc Cost-effectiveness of a classification-based system for sub-acute and chronic low back pain
    Adri T Apeldoorn
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam 1081 BT, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 21:1290-300. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc Minimal changes in health status questionnaires: distinction between minimally detectable change and minimally important change
    Henrica C de Vet
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:54. 2006
    ..Appreciating the distinction, it becomes possible to judge whether the minimally detectable change of a measurement instrument is sufficiently small to detect minimally important changes...
  7. pmc Total disc replacement surgery for symptomatic degenerative lumbar disc disease: a systematic review of the literature
    Karin D van den Eerenbeemt
    Department of Orthopaedics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 19:1262-80. 2010
    ..High quality randomized controlled trials with relevant control group and long-term follow-up is needed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of TDR...
  8. pmc Taping patients with clinical signs of subacromial impingement syndrome: the design of a randomized controlled trial
    Joeri Kalter
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:188. 2011
    ....
  9. pmc Conservative treatment in patients with an acute lumbosacral radicular syndrome: design of a randomised clinical trial [ISRCTN68857256]
    Pim A J Luijsterburg
    General Practice, University Medical Center Rotterdam Erasmus MC, PO Box 1736, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 5:39. 2004
    ....
  10. pmc The cost-effectiveness of a treatment-based classification system for low back pain: design of a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation
    Adri T Apeldoorn
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:58. 2010
    ....
  11. pmc Reproducibility of the STARD checklist: an instrument to assess the quality of reporting of diagnostic accuracy studies
    Nynke Smidt
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:12. 2006
    ..We designed a study to investigate the inter-assessment reproducibility, and intra- and inter-observer reproducibility of the items in the STARD statement...
  12. doi request reprint Challenges in using evidence to inform your clinical practice in low back pain
    Raymond Ostelo
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 24:281-9. 2010
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Rehabilitation after lumbar disc surgery: an update Cochrane review
    Raymond W J G Ostelo
    EMGO Institute VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:1839-48. 2009
    ..Cochrane systematic review of randomized controlled trials...
  14. ncbi request reprint Assessing pain and pain-related fear in acute low back pain: what is the smallest detectable change?
    Raymond W J G Ostelo
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Med 14:242-8. 2007
    ..The Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia (TSK) and the Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ) are frequently used questionnaires for pain-related fear, and the visual analogue scale (VAS) is for pain...
  15. ncbi request reprint Clinically important outcomes in low back pain
    Raymond W J G Ostelo
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 19:593-607. 2005
    ..The exact value for the MCIC can be determined, taking into account the aim of the measurement, the initial scores, the target population and the method used to assess MCIC...
  16. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluation of a behavioral-graded activity program compared to physical therapy for patients following lumbar disc surgery
    Raymond W J G Ostelo
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:615-22. 2004
    ..An economic evaluation was conducted alongside a randomized controlled trial...
  17. ncbi request reprint 24-item Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire was preferred out of six functional status questionnaires for post-lumbar disc surgery
    Raymond W J G Ostelo
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:268-76. 2004
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Residual complaints following lumbar disc surgery: prognostic indicators of outcome
    Raymond W J G Ostelo
    VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pain 114:177-85. 2005
    ..However, for leg pain and back pain, the results were less stable. Apparently, the clinical course to recovery of residual leg pain and residual back pain is not strongly influenced by these indicators...
  19. doi request reprint Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale was responsive and showed reasonable interpretability after a multidisciplinary treatment
    Christophe Demoulin
    School of Public Health and Primary Care Research, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:1249-55. 2010
    ..To investigate responsiveness and interpretability of the Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale...
  20. pmc Transforaminal endoscopic surgery for lumbar stenosis: a systematic review
    Jorm Nellensteijn
    Department of Orthopaedics, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1085, Room U 435, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 19:879-86. 2010
    ..Randomized controlled trials comparing transforaminal endoscopic surgery with other surgical techniques are direly needed...
  21. doi request reprint Added value of qualitative studies in the development of health related patient reported outcomes such as the Pain Coping and Cognition List in patients with sub-acute neck pain
    Jan J M Pool
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Man Ther 15:43-7. 2010
    ..Therefore, we recommend that a full qualitative study should be an integral part of the development of questionnaires. The TSTI method is very useful for this purpose...
  22. doi request reprint Are psychological factors prognostic indicators of outcome in patients with sub-acute neck pain?
    Jan J M Pool
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Man Ther 15:111-6. 2010
    ..Only 'fear of movement' consistently impedes short term and long term recovery. Further prognostic research is needed to achieve more consistent results...
  23. pmc Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of rehabilitation after lumbar disc surgery (REALISE): design of a randomised controlled trial
    Teddy Oosterhuis
    Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Science, VU University Amsterdam and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:124. 2013
    ..A direct comparison of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of these two strategies is lacking...
  24. pmc Injection therapy and denervation procedures for chronic low-back pain: a systematic review
    Nicholas Henschke
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, Australia
    Eur Spine J 19:1425-49. 2010
    ..However, it cannot be ruled out that in carefully selected patients, some injection therapy or denervation procedures may be of benefit...
  25. doi request reprint Three ways to quantify uncertainty in individually applied "minimally important change" values
    Henrica C W de Vet
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:37-45. 2010
    ..Determining "minimally important change" (MIC) facilitates the interpretation of change scores on multi-item instruments. This article focuses on how MIC values should be interpreted when applied to individual patients...
  26. ncbi request reprint Minimal clinically important change for pain intensity, functional status, and general health status in patients with nonspecific low back pain
    Nicole van der Roer
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:578-82. 2006
    ..Cohort study...
  27. doi request reprint Is a behavioral graded activity program more effective than manual therapy in patients with subacute neck pain? Results of a randomized clinical trial
    Jan J M Pool
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:1017-24. 2010
    ..A randomized clinical trial...
  28. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the effectiveness of a behavioural graded activity program and manual therapy in patients with sub-acute neck pain: design of a randomized clinical trial
    Jan J M Pool
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Man Ther 11:297-305. 2006
    ..To assess the long-term effect, measurements will also take place after 6 and 12 months. Finally some challenges are discussed concerning the use of a behavioural graded activity programme, manual therapy and outcomes...
  29. ncbi request reprint Minimal clinically important change of the Neck Disability Index and the Numerical Rating Scale for patients with neck pain
    Jan J M Pool
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:3047-51. 2007
    ..Prospective, single-cohort study...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of exercise therapy: a best-evidence summary of systematic reviews
    Nynke Smidt
    Aust J Physiother 51:71-85. 2005
    ..Exercise therapy is not effective for patients with acute low back pain. It is concluded that exercise therapy is effective for a wide range of chronic disorders...
  31. ncbi request reprint Treatment-related and patient-related expectations of patients with musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review of published measurement tools
    Frank van Hartingsveld
    Amsterdam School for Allied Health Professions, HvA ASHP, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin J Pain 26:470-88. 2010
    ..The aim of this systematic overview was to identify all the relevant published measurement instruments and to describe their clinimetric properties...
  32. doi request reprint What factors influence the measurement properties of the Roland-Morris disability questionnaire?
    Christophe Demoulin
    School of Public Health and Primary Care Research CAPHRI, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 14:200-6. 2010
    ..Baseline RDQ scores and the way to cluster patients with regard to baseline scores influenced mainly the optimal cut-off point and responsiveness parameters; intervention did not affect the magnitude of the Minimal Detectable Change...
  33. ncbi request reprint Health care providers' attitudes and beliefs towards common low back pain: factor structure and psychometric properties of the HC-PAIRS
    Ruud M A Houben
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Clin J Pain 20:37-44. 2004
    ..Furthermore, the ability of the HC-PAIRS to serve as a predictor for work and activity recommendations of paramedical health care providers was examined...
  34. pmc Minimally important change determined by a visual method integrating an anchor-based and a distribution-based approach
    Henrica C W de Vet
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 16:131-42. 2007
    ..Minimally important changes (MIC) in scores help interpret results from health status instruments. Various distribution-based and anchor-based approaches have been proposed to assess MIC...
  35. pmc A systematic review on the effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine for chronic non-specific low-back pain
    Sidney M Rubinstein
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 19:1213-28. 2010
    ..These results are also in agreement with recent reviews on acupuncture and herbal medicine. Randomized trials with a low risk of bias and adequate sample sizes are directly needed...
  36. ncbi request reprint Rehabilitation following first-time lumbar disc surgery: a systematic review within the framework of the cochrane collaboration
    Raymond W J G Ostelo
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:209-18. 2003
    ..A systematic review of randomized controlled trials...
  37. ncbi request reprint Quality of reporting of diagnostic accuracy studies
    Nynke Smidt
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Radiology 235:347-53. 2005
    ..To evaluate quality of reporting in diagnostic accuracy articles published in 2000 in journals with impact factor of at least 4 by using items of Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy (STARD) statement published later in 2003...
  38. ncbi request reprint Health care providers' orientations towards common low back pain predict perceived harmfulness of physical activities and recommendations regarding return to normal activity
    Ruud M A Houben
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Pain 9:173-83. 2005
    ..Regression analyses revealed that both factors were consistent predictors of judgements of the harmfulness of physical activities (PHODA) and of recommendations for return to work and normal activity...
  39. pmc Physical therapy plus general practitioners' care versus general practitioners' care alone for sciatica: a randomised clinical trial with a 12-month follow-up
    Pim A J Luijsterburg
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 17:509-17. 2008
    ..There are indications that PT is especially effective regarding GPE in patients reporting severe disability at presentation...
  40. ncbi request reprint Behavioral graded activity following first-time lumbar disc surgery: 1-year results of a randomized clinical trial
    Raymond W J G Ostelo
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:1757-65. 2003
    ..In a randomized clinical trial, the effectiveness of behavioral graded activity was assessed as compared to usual care provided by physiotherapists for patients after first-time lumbar disc surgery (n = 105)...
  41. pmc Effectiveness of conservative treatments for the lumbosacral radicular syndrome: a systematic review
    Pim A J Luijsterburg
    Erasmus MC, General Practice, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 16:881-99. 2007
    ..At present there is no evidence that one type of treatment is clearly superior to others, including no treatment, for patients with a lumbosacral radicular syndrome...
  42. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of physical therapy and general practitioner care for sciatica
    Pim A J Luijsterburg
    Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:1942-8. 2007
    ..A total of 135 patients were randomly allocated to physical therapy added to general practitioners' care (n = 67) or to general practitioners' care alone (n = 68)...