An international survey of the comprehensiveness of the McKenzie classification system and the proportions of classifications and directional preferences in patients with spinal pain.

MAY, Stephen and ROSEDALE, Richard (2019). An international survey of the comprehensiveness of the McKenzie classification system and the proportions of classifications and directional preferences in patients with spinal pain. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 39, 10-15.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Classification of spinal pain has been a key goal identified in the research. However it is not clear if existing classification systems are comprehensive. OBJECTIVE: To examine the comprehensiveness and distribution of classifications within the McKenzie classification system (MDT), and the directional preference in consecutive patients with spine pain. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, observational study. METHODS: Clinicians with a Diploma in MDT provided data on patients that they had assessed, classified, managed, and then confirmed their classification at discharge. They provided data on the spinal area, the MDT classification, and the loading strategy used in management. RESULTS: Fifty-four clinicians from at least 15 different countries provided data on 750 patients: lumbar 64.8%, cervical 29.6%, thoracic 5.6%. The distribution of classifications was as follows: Derangement 75.4%, OTHER 22.8%, Dysfunction 1.7%, Postural syndrome 0.1%. In Derangements 82.5% had a directional preference for extension, 12.9% for lateral forces, and 4.6% for flexion. Those patients classified as one of the OTHER subgroups were given specific classifications. CONCLUSION: Derangement was the most common classification and extension was by far the most common directional preference. A substantial proportion were classified as OTHER subgroups, for whom management is less straightforward.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Classification; McKenzie system; Spine
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msksp.2018.06.006
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2018 13:39
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2018 13:39
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/23468

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