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Tactile acuity training for patients with chronic low back pain: a pilot randomised controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, February 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)

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Title
Tactile acuity training for patients with chronic low back pain: a pilot randomised controlled trial
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, February 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2474-15-59
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Authors

Cormac Ryan, Nicholas Harland, Benjamin T Drew, Denis Martin

Abstract

Chronic pain can disrupt the cortical representation of a painful body part. This disruption may play a role in maintaining the individual's pain. Tactile acuity training has been used to normalise cortical representation and reduce pain in certain pain conditions. However, there is little evidence for the effectiveness of this intervention for chronic low back pain (CLBP). The primary aim of this study was to inform the development of a fully powered randomised controlled trial (RCT) by providing preliminary data on the effect of tactile acuity training on pain and function in individuals with CLBP. The secondary aim was to obtain qualitative feedback about the intervention.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Unknown 142 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 30 21%
Student > Bachelor 19 13%
Researcher 18 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 12%
Other 17 12%
Other 35 24%
Unknown 10 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 54 37%
Nursing and Health Professions 29 20%
Psychology 11 8%
Sports and Recreations 8 5%
Social Sciences 8 5%
Other 20 14%
Unknown 16 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 November 2014.
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