Groningen Spine Cohort
Groningen Spine Cohort In this study, we follow patients with low back pain for a period of ten years. The course of the symptoms and the effects on work participation are being evaluated. Facility
In this study, we follow patients with low back pain for a period of ten years. The course of the symptoms and the effects on work participation are being evaluated.
Low back pain poses a major medical and social problem due to its high incidence and associated costs.

The Cohort follows patients with low back pain who visited the Spine Center UMCG. For a period of ten years, the course of the symptoms, perceived disabilities and quality of life, and the effects on work participation are being evaluated.

The healthcare consumption by patients, the productivity costs, and the treatments and advice given by professionals, employers, and relatives are also being assessed. The results of the study will help to improve the quality and efficiency of low back pain care.

Relevance

How our research benefits to society

We will gain insight in patients’ medical consumption, productivity costs, and treatments and advice given by professionals, employers and relatives. The results of the study will help improve quality and efficiency of low back pain care.

Contact

University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Groningen Spine Cohort
PO Box 30.001
9700 RB Groningen
The Netherlands

Visiting address
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Groningen Spine Cohort
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen