Several leading back pain journals have now published recommendations from the NIH Pain Consortium's Task Force on Research Standards for Chronic Low-Back Pain. Earlier this year, Dr. Partap Khalsa blogged about these recommended standards and the challenges of comparing studies and pooling data without such standards.
The development of a uniform minimal dataset is a major step to driving strong science around low-back pain. We are hopeful that these research standards will help ensure that the science can be translated into better clinical care.
In this video clip, Dr. Rick Deyo, co-chair of the task force, shares his hope for the impact of the recommended standards for chronic low-back pain research.
View the full report at:
painconsortium.nih.gov/NIH_Pain_Programs/Task_Force/cLBP_RTF_FullReport.pdf (1.5MB PDF).
Download the minimal dataset questions at:
painconsortium.nih.gov/NIH_Pain_Programs/Task_Force/cLBP_RTF_MinimalDataset.pdf (918KB PDF).
Learn more about other activities of the NIH Pain Consortium at: