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Shifting attitudes to back pain - the Scots follow the Aussies

Dr Mary Wyatt

A public health campaign in Scotland has improved people's understanding and beliefs about back problems.

Take Home Messages: People’s beliefs and understanding about back pain can be influenced by information.  Treating practitioners’ management can be improved by giving patients appropriate advice and information. Other studies have demonstrated a similar approach with workplace information about back pain can make a difference at the workplace level.    Why the research matters: Back pain is a common hea...

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