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dc.contributor.authorHides, Julie
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Michael
dc.contributor.authorJang, Ellen
dc.contributor.authorBlackwell, Linda
dc.contributor.authorSexton, Margot
dc.contributor.authorSexton, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorMendis, M Dilani
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-20T22:26:33Z
dc.date.available2019-10-20T22:26:33Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0940-6719
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00586-019-06126-7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/388537
dc.description.abstractThank you for reading our paper. We acknowledge the point raised that we should have consistently described the variables as ‘predictors of outcome’ rather than using the term ‘predictors of treatment response’, although we defined outcome as improvement in pain level and symptoms. In order to conserve limited funding resources, research is necessarily an iterative process in which risk factors are first tested in cross-sectional then cohort studies and finally in large RCTs, which in turn provide increasing order of merit in assessing causation. In our conclusion, we state that our study is a first step towards selecting patients most likely to respond. We were clear that we conducted a cohort study which is a reliable design to measure prognosis and outcomes, and we addressed the limitations in the Discussion. We think our cohort data provide a good strength of evidence, are interesting for clinicians, and will be important to inform more definitive trials of treatment effect modifiers in the future.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom2432
dc.relation.ispartofissue10
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEuropean Spine Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume28
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomedical Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0903
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.titleAnswer to the Letter to the Editor of P. Kent et al. concerning "Predicting a beneficial response to motor control training in patients with low back pain: a longitudinal cohort study" by Hides JA, et al. (Eur Spine J. 2019; https://doi.org/10.1007/s00586-019-06045-7)
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC3 - Articles (Letter/ Note)
dcterms.bibliographicCitationHides, J; Murphy, M; Jang, E; Blackwell, L; Sexton, M; Sexton, C; Mendis, MD, Answer to the Letter to the Editor of P. Kent et al. concerning "Predicting a beneficial response to motor control training in patients with low back pain: a longitudinal cohort study" by Hides JA, et al. (Eur Spine J. 2019; https://doi.org/10.1007/s00586-019-06045-7), European Spine Journal, 2019, 28 (10), pp. 2432-
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-08-17
dc.date.updated2019-10-18T06:31:30Z
dc.description.versionPost-print
gro.rights.copyright© 2019 Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. This is an electronic version of an article published in European Spine Journal, Volume 28, Issue 10, pp 2432–2432. European Spine Journal is available online at: http://link.springer.com/ with the open URL of your article.
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gro.griffith.authorMendis, Dilani D.
gro.griffith.authorHides, Julie A.
gro.griffith.authorSexton, Margot J.


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