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METHODOLOGYOpenAccessContrastingrealtimequantitativemeasures(weeklySMS)topatients’retrospectiveappraisaloftheirone-year’scourseoflowbackpain;aprobingmixed-methodsstudyLiseHestbaek1,2*,CorneliusMyburgh1,HenrikHeinLauridsen1,EleanorBoyle1andAliceKongsted1,2AbstractBackground:Duetotherecurrentnatureoflowbackpain(LBP),thetraditionalconceptsofcureandrecoveryarechallenged,andinvestigatingthecourseratherthanstatusatfixedtime-pointsmayhelpusunderstandprognosisaswellastreatmenteffect.However,methodsoffrequentmeasuringstillneeddevelopmentandvalidation.Therefore,thisstudyaimstoevaluatetheagreementbetweencontinuous,quantitativeself-assessment(weeklySMS)ofthecourseofLBPoveraone-yearperiodandqualitativelyderivedretrospectivepatientself-appraisalofthesametime-period.Methods:Participantswere32subjectswithLBPfromprimarycare.ThequantitativemeasuresconsistedofweeklySMSquestionsforone-yearaboutpainintensity,dayswithLBP,andactivitylimitationsforthatweek.Foreachsubject,theweeklyresponsesweregraphedandcatego...