Steven J Kamper

Summary

Affiliation: The George Institute for International Health
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation for chronic low back pain: Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis
    Steven J Kamper
    Musculoskeletal Division, George Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney 2050, NSW, Australia Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam 1081BT, Netherlands
    BMJ 350:h444. 2015
  2. doi request reprint Do recovery expectations change over time?
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Missenden Rd, Camperdown, PO Box M201, Sydney, NSW, 2050, Australia
    Eur Spine J 24:218-26. 2015
  3. doi request reprint Minimally invasive surgery for lumbar disc herniation: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Steven J Kamper
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Vander Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 23:1021-43. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Optimal designs for prediction studies of whiplash
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:S268-74. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Does fear of movement mediate the relationship between pain intensity and disability in patients following whiplash injury? A prospective longitudinal study
    Steven J Kamper
    George Institute For Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Pain 153:113-9. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Treatment-based subgroups of low back pain: a guide to appraisal of research studies and a summary of current evidence
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 24:181-91. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Course and prognostic factors of whiplash: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Pain 138:617-29. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Relationship between pressure pain thresholds and pain ratings in patients with whiplash-associated disorders
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute for Global Health the Discipline of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Clin J Pain 27:495-501. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Global Perceived Effect scales provided reliable assessments of health transition in people with musculoskeletal disorders, but ratings are strongly influenced by current status
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute, University of Sydney, PO Box M201 Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:760-766.e1. 2010
  10. pmc How is recovery from low back pain measured? A systematic review of the literature
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Missenden Road, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Eur Spine J 20:9-18. 2011

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. pmc Multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation for chronic low back pain: Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis
    Steven J Kamper
    Musculoskeletal Division, George Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney 2050, NSW, Australia Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam 1081BT, Netherlands
    BMJ 350:h444. 2015
    ..To assess the long term effects of multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation for patients with chronic low back pain...
  2. doi request reprint Do recovery expectations change over time?
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Missenden Rd, Camperdown, PO Box M201, Sydney, NSW, 2050, Australia
    Eur Spine J 24:218-26. 2015
    ..Further, the temporal relationship between expectations and symptoms is not well researched...
  3. doi request reprint Minimally invasive surgery for lumbar disc herniation: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Steven J Kamper
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Vander Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 23:1021-43. 2014
    ..To compare minimally invasive (MI) and conventional microdiscectomy (MD) for patients with sciatica due to lumbar disc herniation...
  4. doi request reprint Optimal designs for prediction studies of whiplash
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:S268-74. 2011
    ..Commentary...
  5. doi request reprint Does fear of movement mediate the relationship between pain intensity and disability in patients following whiplash injury? A prospective longitudinal study
    Steven J Kamper
    George Institute For Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Pain 153:113-9. 2012
    ..The findings of this study suggest that the Fear Avoidance Model plays a role in explaining a moderate proportion of the relationship between pain and disability after whiplash injury...
  6. doi request reprint Treatment-based subgroups of low back pain: a guide to appraisal of research studies and a summary of current evidence
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 24:181-91. 2010
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Course and prognostic factors of whiplash: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Pain 138:617-29. 2008
    ..There was also wide variation in the measurement of outcome and the use of validated measures would improve interpretability and comparability of future studies...
  8. doi request reprint Relationship between pressure pain thresholds and pain ratings in patients with whiplash-associated disorders
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute for Global Health the Discipline of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Clin J Pain 27:495-501. 2011
    ..There is uncertainty, however, as to what extent does the sensitization of the nociceptive system, whether peripheral or central, contribute to the ongoing, habitual pain experienced by people with WAD...
  9. doi request reprint Global Perceived Effect scales provided reliable assessments of health transition in people with musculoskeletal disorders, but ratings are strongly influenced by current status
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute, University of Sydney, PO Box M201 Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:760-766.e1. 2010
    ..The study investigated the test-retest reliability and construct validity of the Global Perceived Effect (GPE) scale in patients with musculoskeletal disorders...
  10. pmc How is recovery from low back pain measured? A systematic review of the literature
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Missenden Road, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
    Eur Spine J 20:9-18. 2011
    ..It is likely that the failure to use a standardised measure of recovery is due to the absence of an established definition, and highlights the need for such a definition in back pain research...
  11. pmc How little pain and disability do patients with low back pain have to experience to feel that they have recovered?
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    Eur Spine J 19:1495-501. 2010
    ..Cutoffs of 0 on the NRS and 2 on the RMDQ most accurately classify subjects as recovered from LBP. Subjects consider pain more than disability when determining their recovery status...
  12. pmc Estimating the Risk of Chronic Pain: Development and Validation of a Prognostic Model (PICKUP) for Patients with Acute Low Back Pain
    Adrian C Traeger
    Prince of Wales Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS Med 13:e1002019. 2016
    ..No validated prognostic models are available to accurately predict the onset of chronic LBP. The primary aim of this study was to develop and validate a prognostic model to estimate the risk of chronic LBP...
  13. doi request reprint Standardized measurement of recovery from nonspecific back pain
    Julia M Hush
    Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:849-55. 2012
    ..To propose standardized, patient-centered measures of recovery from nonspecific low back pain (LBP) in research, underpinned by an empirically derived concept of recovery and informed by expert opinion...
  14. doi request reprint Symptoms of depression and stress mediate the effect of pain on disability
    Amanda M Hall
    The George Institute for Global Health, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, NSW 2050, Australia
    Pain 152:1044-51. 2011
    ..These findings provide an opportunity to decrease the risk of long-term disability through early identification and management of depressive and stress symptoms...
  15. doi request reprint An embedded randomised controlled trial of a Teaser Campaign to optimise recruitment in primary care
    Hopin Lee
    1 Neuroscience Research Australia NeuRA, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Clin Trials . 2017
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a Teaser Campaign using a series of postcards in advance of a conventional mail-out increases the number of primary care clinics that engage with a clinical trial...
  16. pmc Development and validation of a screening tool to predict the risk of chronic low back pain in patients presenting with acute low back pain: a study protocol
    Adrian Traeger
    School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    BMJ Open 5:e007916. 2015
    ..This paper describes the methods and analysis plan for the development and validation of the tool...
  17. doi request reprint Does changing pain-related knowledge reduce pain and improve function through changes in catastrophizing?
    Hopin Lee
    aNeuroscience Research Australia NeuRA, Sydney, NSW, Australia bPrince of Wales Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia cEMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands dThe George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia eSansom Institute for Health Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Pain 157:922-30. 2016
    ..The strength of this conclusion is moderated, however, if patient-clinician relational factors are conceptualized as a consequence of catastrophizing, rather than a cause...
  18. doi request reprint Does adherence to treatment mediate the relationship between patients' treatment outcome expectancies and the outcomes of pain intensity and recovery from acute low back pain?
    Tsjitske M Haanstra
    aDepartment of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands bMusculoskeletal Division, George Institute For Global Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia cSchool of Medicine and Public Health, Hunter Medical Research Institute, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia dDepartment of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pain 156:1530-6. 2015
    ..This study does not convincingly support the theory that adherence is a key pathway in the relationship between treatment outcome expectancies and recovery and pain intensity in this acute low back pain population. ..
  19. doi request reprint Trial methodology and patient characteristics did not influence the size of placebo effects on pain
    Steven J Kamper
    Back Pain Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, PO Box 170, Lidcombe, Sydney, NSW 1825, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:256-60. 2008
    ..To determine whether trial-design, patient-type, or placebo-type factors influence the size of the placebo analgesic effect in clinical trials...
  20. doi request reprint Tweeting back: predicting new cases of back pain with mass social media data
    Hopin Lee
    Neuroscience Research Australia NeuRA, Sydney, NSW, Australia Prince of Wales Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 23:644-8. 2016
    ..Identifying individuals who are likely to discuss back pain on Twitter could provide useful information to guide online interventions...
  21. doi request reprint Short-term Clinical Course of Knee Pain in Children and Adolescents: A Feasibility Study Using Electronic Methods of Data Collection
    Michael S Swain
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Physiother Res Int . 2016
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a prospective study of children and adolescents with knee pain using electronic methods of data collection...
  22. doi request reprint Measuring pain intensity in patients with neck pain: does it matter how you do it?
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia The EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pain Pract 15:159-67. 2015
    ..The influence of number of response options is less certain. Systematic reviewers should not uncritically rescale and pool absolute pain scores from instruments with varying scale descriptors or recall periods...
  23. pmc Match injuries in amateur Rugby Union: a prospective cohort study - FICS Biennial Symposium Second Prize Research Award
    Michael S Swain
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, GPO Box 5389, Sydney, NSW 2001 Australia Department of Chiropractic, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Chiropr Man Therap 24:17. 2016
    ....
  24. pmc Can Optimism, Pessimism, Hope, Treatment Credibility and Treatment Expectancy Be Distinguished in Patients Undergoing Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty?
    Tsjitske M Haanstra
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 10:e0133730. 2015
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine whether currently available measurement instruments for these constructs capture the conceptual differences between these constructs within a treatment setting...
  25. doi request reprint Multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation for chronic low back pain
    Steven J Kamper
    Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, Camperdown, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2050
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 9:CD000963. 2014
    ..This has led to the development of multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation (MBR) programs that target factors from the different domains, administered by healthcare professionals from different backgrounds...
  26. doi request reprint Can we explain heterogeneity among randomized clinical trials of exercise for chronic back pain? A meta-regression analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Manuela L Ferreira
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, 75 East St, PO Box 170, Lidcombe, New South Wales 1825, Australia
    Phys Ther 90:1383-403. 2010
    ..Uncritical pooling of heterogeneous exercise trials may result in misleading conclusions regarding the effects of exercise on chronic low back pain (CLBP)...
  27. pmc Inter-rater reliability of a modified version of Delitto et al.'s classification-based system for low back pain: a pilot study
    Adri T Apeldoorn
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Rehabilitation Department, Medical Centre Alkmaar, The Netherlands
    J Man Manip Ther 24:98-110. 2016
    ..Observational inter-rater reliability study...
  28. doi request reprint Addition of posttraumatic stress and sensory hypersensitivity more accurately estimates disability and pain than fear avoidance measures alone after whiplash injury
    Ashley Pedler
    aRECOVER Injury Research Centre, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Recovery After Road Traffic Injury, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia bThe George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Pain 157:1645-54. 2016
    ..These results provide preliminary support for the addition of neurobiological and stress system components to the FAM to explain poor outcome in patients with WAD. ..
  29. doi request reprint The epidemiology and economic consequences of pain
    Nicholas Henschke
    Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Electronic address
    Mayo Clin Proc 90:139-47. 2015
    ..Improved concepts and methods are needed in order to study pain from a population perspective and further the development of pain prevention and management strategies. ..
  30. pmc Whose pain is it anyway? Comparability of pain reports from children and their parents
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Chiropr Man Therap 24:24. 2016
    ..Therefore this study will assess the degree of agreement between parents' report of their child's pain and the child's own assessment...
  31. doi request reprint How does pain lead to disability? A systematic review and meta-analysis of mediation studies in people with back and neck pain
    Hopin Lee
    aNeuroscience Research Australia NeuRA, Sydney, NSW, Australia bSchool of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia cSansom Institute for Health Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia dEMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands eThe George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia fArthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Primary Care Sciences, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
    Pain 156:988-97. 2015
    ..Nonetheless, the results suggest that there are significant mediating effects of self-efficacy, psychological distress, and fear, which underpins the direct targeting of these constructs in treatment. ..
  32. doi request reprint Low back pain in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating the effectiveness of conservative interventions
    Zoe A Michaleff
    The George Institute for Global Health and Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Kent Street, Sydney, 2000, Australia
    Eur Spine J 23:2046-58. 2014
    ..To identify and evaluate the effectiveness of conservative treatment approaches used in children and adolescents to manage and prevent low back pain (LBP)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Stretching to prevent or reduce muscle soreness after exercise
    Robert D Herbert
    Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, Camperdown, Sydney, Australia, NWS 2050
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 7:CD004577. 2011
    ..Usually the purpose is to reduce risk of injury, reduce soreness after exercise, or enhance athletic performance. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2007...