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An elegant way to assess recovery

Dr Mary Wyatt

A single question - "How do you feel you are recovering from your injury?” - may be as useful in assessing progress as numerous more complex questionnaires.

Questionnaires can be helpful to assess an individual's progress. They are commonly used for patients with neck problems, such as whiplash, and other musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain or shoulder conditions.Researchers from Canada sought to understand whether a full questionnaire needed to be completed, or whether one simple question would suffice.6000 patients with whiplash were followed over a period of six months.Patients were asked...

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