Predicting chronic low-back pain based on pain trajectories in patients in an occupational setting

An exploratory analysis
We applied latent class growth analysis was applied in low-back pain patients in an occupational setting to determine different pain trajectories, something that has never been done before. The pain trajectories were used as outcome to evaluate a previously developed prognostic model for the development of chronic low back pain. The prediction model shows (after internal validation) a good predictive performance (AUC: 0.75).

Source: Panken G, Hoekstra T, Verhagen A, van Tulder M, Twisk J, Heymans MW. Scand J Work Environ Health, 2016.
http://dx.doi.org/10.5271/sjweh.3584

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