Intervention Protocol

Exercise therapy for chronic low back pain

  1. Jill A Hayden1,*,
  2. Jenny Cartwright2,
  3. Maurits W van Tulder3,
  4. Antti Malmivaara4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Back Group

Published Online: 18 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009790

How to Cite

Hayden JA, Cartwright J, van Tulder MW, Malmivaara A. Exercise therapy for chronic low back pain (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD009790. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009790.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Dalhousie University, Department of Community Health & Epidemiology, Halifax, NS, Canada

  2. 2

    Centre for Clinical Research, Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre, Halifax, NS, Canada

  3. 3

    VU University, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  4. 4

    National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Centre for Health Economics CHESS, Helsinki, Finland

*Jill A Hayden, Department of Community Health & Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, 5790 University Avenue, Room 222, Halifax, NS, B3H 1V7, Canada.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 18 APR 2012




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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The primary objective of this systematic review is to assess the effectiveness of exercise therapy for reducing pain and disability and improving overall health in adults with non-specific chronic LBP compared to no treatment (including placebo and sham treatment) and other conservative treatments. Subsequent investigations will compare the effectiveness of different types of exercise therapy and explore exercise intervention characteristics that decrease pain and improve function in adults with non-specific persistent LBP.