PT Inquest Episode 87: Lack of Credibility of Subgroup Claims in LBP
When treatments don’t seem to work for a diagnosis we will often try to see if they work for particular subgroups. Sure, that’s a thing, but that is a very difficult thing to determine that demands a very specific process. How have we done with subgroup analysis regarding low back pain? Have JW and Erik found the Ultimate Prime Number?!
A systematic review reveals that the credibility of subgroup claims in low back pain trials was low.
Saragiotto BT, Maher CG, Moseley AM, Yamato TP, Koes BW, Sun X, Hancock MJ.
J Clin Epidemiol. 2016 Jun 10. pii: S0895-4356(16)30174-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.06.003. [Epub ahead of print]
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