Health as a measure of rehabilitation: outcome for patients with low-back pain
1992 (English)In: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, ISSN 0959-3985, E-ISSN 1532-5040, Vol. 8, no 2, 67-77 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Low back pain (LBP) has become a serious economic problem and a multifactorial problem to be solved within medicine. Investigations have demonstrated that the problem may best be solved outside medicine or, if within, in cooperation with behavioural scientists and with involved elements outside medicine such as the National Health Insurance System. How is LBP defined? Do all people involved in the rehabilitation of LBP define it in the same way? Are there any alternative ways to define it? In this paper, I will present a humanistic-social perspective of how LBP can be denned. This perspective or theory of health takes into account these outside factors as well as a person's ability to act in relation to the social context within which that person is living. In order to provide more effective treatment, in the sense of giving people the support they need to get better, other methods of treating LBP must be developed. This humanistic-social perspective indicates that a person's goals and actual circumstances at the time of rehabilitation should be the base for the planned activity. From this perspective, the objective findings should only be the base for the choice of technical method, not the base for the overall rehabilitation strategy.
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1992. Vol. 8, no 2, 67-77 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-37107OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-37107DiVA: diva2:357913