The aim of this thesis was to describe:
1) the characteristics of older adults with back pain;
2) the various ways of identifying different types of patient subgroups and their course and prognosis of back pain; and
3) healthcare use due to back pain in a population of older adults.

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Promotor B.W. Koes (Bart) , P.A.J. Luijsterburg (Pim)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor This thesis is based on data from the BACE study. The BACE study was funded by the Department of General Practice, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, and the Coolsingel Foundation, Rotterdam. This study was also partly funded by a program grant from the Dutch Arthritis Foundation. Financial support for the publication of this thesis was kindly provided by the SBOH, employer of GP trainees.
ISBN 978-94-6169-812-4
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Enthoven, W.T.M. (2016, March 9). Back Pain in Older Adults. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from