Journal article

Protective and Harmful Effects of Physical Activity for Low Back Pain: A Protocol for the AUstralian Twin BACK Pain (AUTBACK) Feasibility Study

Marina B Pinheiro, Manuela L Ferreira, Kathryn Refshauge, John Hopper, Christopher G Maher, Jan Hartvigsen, Bart Koes, Markus Hubscher, Paulo H Ferreira

Twin Research and Human Genetics | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2016


Low back pain (LBP) is a major health problem globally, but approaches to prevention are not yet clearly identified because modifiable risk factors are not well established. Although physical activity is one promising modifiable risk factor, it is still not known what types and doses of physical activity are protective or harmful for LBP. The aim of this study is to establish the feasibility of a definitive cohort study that will investigate the effects of different types and doses of physical activity on the risk of developing recurrent LBP while accounting for genetic factors. This will be a pilot longitudinal twin study and twins will be recruited from the Australian Twin Registry, and wi..

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