Christopher M Williams

Summary

Affiliation: The George Institute for International Health
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Low back pain and best practice care: A survey of general practice physicians
    Christopher M Williams
    The George Institute for International Health, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
    Arch Intern Med 170:271-7. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Red flags to screen for vertebral fracture in patients presenting with low-back pain
    Christopher M Williams
    The George Institute for GlobalHealth, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev . 2013
  3. pmc PACE--the first placebo controlled trial of paracetamol for acute low back pain: design of a randomised controlled trial
    Christopher M Williams
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M201 Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2040, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:169. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Red flags to screen for malignancy and fracture in patients with low back pain
    Aron Downie
    George Institute For Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2050, Australia Faculty of Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Br J Sports Med 48:1518. 2014
  5. pmc PACE--the first placebo controlled trial of paracetamol for acute low back pain: statistical analysis plan
    Christopher M Williams
    The George Institute for Global Health and Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Rd, 2040 Camperdown, NSW, Australia
    Trials 14:248. 2013
  6. pmc Effectiveness of a healthy lifestyle intervention for low back pain and osteoarthritis of the knee: protocol and statistical analysis plan for two randomised controlled trials
    Kate M O'Brien
    Hunter New England Population Health, Wallsend, NSW, Australia
    Braz J Phys Ther 20:477-489. 2016
  7. doi request reprint Trajectories of acute low back pain: a latent class growth analysis
    Aron S Downie
    aGeorge Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia bDepartment of Chiropractic, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia cDepartment of Health Professions, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Pain 157:225-34. 2016
  8. 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
  9. doi request reprint Emotional distress drives health services overuse in patients with acute low back pain: a longitudinal observational study
    Adrian C Traeger
    Neuroscience Research Australia, Barker Street, Randwick, Sydney, Australia
    Eur Spine J 25:2767-73. 2016
  10. doi request reprint Recruitment rate for a clinical trial was associated with particular operational procedures and clinician characteristics
    Christopher M Williams
    Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia Electronic address
    J Clin Epidemiol 67:169-75. 2014

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Publications22

  1. doi request reprint Low back pain and best practice care: A survey of general practice physicians
    Christopher M Williams
    The George Institute for International Health, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
    Arch Intern Med 170:271-7. 2010
    ..We aimed to describe the usual care provided by general practitioners (GPs) and to compare this with recommendations of best practice in international evidence-based guidelines for the management of acute LBP...
  2. doi request reprint Red flags to screen for vertebral fracture in patients presenting with low-back pain
    Christopher M Williams
    The George Institute for GlobalHealth, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev . 2013
    ..All 'evidence-based' clinical practice guidelines recommend the use of red flags to screen for serious causes of back pain. However, it remains unclear if the diagnostic accuracy of red flags is sufficient to support this recommendation...
  3. pmc PACE--the first placebo controlled trial of paracetamol for acute low back pain: design of a randomised controlled trial
    Christopher M Williams
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M201 Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2040, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:169. 2010
    ..A secondary aim is to determine if ingesting paracetamol in a time-contingent manner is more effective than paracetamol taken when required (PRN) for recovery from acute LBP...
  4. doi request reprint Red flags to screen for malignancy and fracture in patients with low back pain
    Aron Downie
    George Institute For Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2050, Australia Faculty of Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Br J Sports Med 48:1518. 2014
    ..What are the best red flags to indicate the possibility of fracture or malignancy in patients presenting with low back pain in primary, secondary, or tertiary care?..
  5. pmc PACE--the first placebo controlled trial of paracetamol for acute low back pain: statistical analysis plan
    Christopher M Williams
    The George Institute for Global Health and Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Rd, 2040 Camperdown, NSW, Australia
    Trials 14:248. 2013
    ..The PACE trial is the first placebo controlled trial of paracetamol for acute low back pain. This article describes the statistical analysis plan...
  6. pmc Effectiveness of a healthy lifestyle intervention for low back pain and osteoarthritis of the knee: protocol and statistical analysis plan for two randomised controlled trials
    Kate M O'Brien
    Hunter New England Population Health, Wallsend, NSW, Australia
    Braz J Phys Ther 20:477-489. 2016
    ..These trials are the first randomised controlled trials of telephone-based weight management and healthy lifestyle interventions for low back pain and knee osteoarthritis. This article describes the protocol and statistical analysis plan...
  7. doi request reprint Trajectories of acute low back pain: a latent class growth analysis
    Aron S Downie
    aGeorge Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia bDepartment of Chiropractic, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia cDepartment of Health Professions, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    Pain 157:225-34. 2016
    ..Identification of discrete pain trajectory groups offers the potential to better manage acute low back pain. ..
  8. 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...
  9. doi request reprint Emotional distress drives health services overuse in patients with acute low back pain: a longitudinal observational study
    Adrian C Traeger
    Neuroscience Research Australia, Barker Street, Randwick, Sydney, Australia
    Eur Spine J 25:2767-73. 2016
    ..To determine whether emotional distress reported at the initial consultation affects subsequent healthcare use either directly or indirectly via moderating the influence of symptoms...
  10. doi request reprint Recruitment rate for a clinical trial was associated with particular operational procedures and clinician characteristics
    Christopher M Williams
    Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia Electronic address
    J Clin Epidemiol 67:169-75. 2014
    ..We investigated factors influencing the rate at which general practitioners (GPs) recruit participants to a randomized controlled trial...
  11. ncbi request reprint The economic burden of guideline-recommended first line care for acute low back pain
    Chung Wei Christine Lin
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Eur Spine J . 2016
    ..To report health care costs and the factors associated with such costs in people with acute low back pain receiving guideline-recommended first line care...
  12. doi request reprint Efficacy of paracetamol for acute low-back pain: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial
    Christopher M Williams
    The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, Australia Hunter Medical Research Institute and School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia Electronic address
    Lancet 384:1586-96. 2014
    ..We aimed to assess the efficacy of paracetamol taken regularly or as-needed to improve time to recovery from pain, compared with placebo, in patients with low-back pain...
  13. pmc Red flags to screen for malignancy and fracture in patients with low back pain: systematic review
    Aron Downie
    George Institute For Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2050, Australia
    BMJ 347:f7095. 2013
    ..To review the evidence on diagnostic accuracy of red flag signs and symptoms to screen for fracture or malignancy in patients presenting with low back pain to primary, secondary, or tertiary care...
  14. 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. ..
  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. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal pain in children and adolescents
    Steve J Kamper
    The George Institute, University of Sydney, Australia
    Braz J Phys Ther . 2016
    ..Attempts to understand these conditions at a time close to their initial onset may offer a better chance of developing effective prevention and treatment strategies...
  17. 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint Strategies to improve the implementation of healthy eating, physical activity and obesity prevention policies, practices or programmes within childcare services
    Luke Wolfenden
    School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia, 2308
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 10:CD011779. 2016
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  19. pmc A randomised controlled trial of a lifestyle behavioural intervention for patients with low back pain, who are overweight or obese: study protocol
    Amanda Williams
    Hunter New England Population Health, Locked Bag 10, Wallsend, NSW, 2287, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 17:70. 2016
    ..The aim of this trial is to determine if a telephone-based lifestyle behavioural intervention is effective in reducing pain intensity in overweight or obese patients with low back pain, compared to usual care...
  20. pmc CAFÉ: a multicomponent audit and feedback intervention to improve implementation of healthy food policy in primary school canteens: a randomised controlled trial
    Sze Lin Yoong
    School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, 2308, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 13:126. 2016
    ..This study examined the impact of a multicomponent audit and feedback intervention on schools' implementation of the NSW Healthy School Canteen Policy. A secondary aim was to assess the impact of the intervention on menu composition...
  21. pmc Musculoskeletal pain in children and adolescents
    Steve J Kamper
    The George Institute, University of Sydney, Australia
    Braz J Phys Ther 20:275-84. 2016
    ..In this article we summarise the state of the evidence concerning MSK pain in children and adolescents, and offer suggestions for future research...
  22. 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...