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Education and Counseling to Prevent Low Back Pain

Clinical Intervention continued...

Worksite screening and job placement practices are beyond the scope of this report (see NIOSH recommendations85-87).

Note: See the relevant background paper: Lahad A, Malter AD, Berg AO, et al. The effectiveness of four interventions for the prevention of low back pain. JAMA 1994;272:1286-1291. Copyright 1994, American Medical Association.

The draft of this chapter was prepared for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force by Ann S. O'Malley, MD, MPH, and Carolyn DiGuiseppi, MD, MPH, based on a background paper prepared by Amnon Lahad, MD, MPH, Alex D. Malter, MD, MPH, Alfred O. Berg, MD, MPH, and Richard A. Deyo, MD,

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