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Belief reinforcement: one reason why costs for low back pain have not decreased

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, May 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 332)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (77th percentile)

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Title
Belief reinforcement: one reason why costs for low back pain have not decreased
Published in
Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, May 2013
DOI 10.2147/jmdh.s44117
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Authors

Max Zusman

Abstract

Recent figures show that there has been no change in the upward trend of direct and indirect costs for the largely benign symptom of low back pain in Western societies. This is despite greater understanding and the recommendation of a much more conservative and independent approach to its management. Moreover, in recent years, several large-scale education programs that aim to bring knowledge of the public (including general practitioners) more in line with evidence-based best practice were carried out in different countries. The hope was that the information imparted would change beliefs, ie, dysfunctional patient behavior and biomedical practice on the part of clinicians. However, these programs had no influence on behavior or costs in three out of the four countries in which they were implemented. It is argued that one reason for the overall lack of success is that it is extremely difficult to alter the potentially disabling belief among the lay public that low back pain has a structural mechanical cause. An important reason for this is that this belief continues to be regularly reinforced by the conditions of care of a range of "hands-on" providers, for whom idiosyncratic variations of that view are fundamental to their professional existence.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Israel 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Unknown 174 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 48 26%
Other 40 22%
Student > Postgraduate 20 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 8%
Lecturer 13 7%
Other 47 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 95 52%
Nursing and Health Professions 44 24%
Unspecified 13 7%
Sports and Recreations 11 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 2%
Other 16 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 90. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 March 2019.
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#187,949
of 13,727,669 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#4
of 332 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,972
of 151,928 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#2
of 9 outputs
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