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Cost-effectiveness of exercise therapy in the treatment of non-specific neck pain and low back pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis

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Author(s):
Miyamoto, Gisela Cristiane [1, 2] ; Lin, Chung-Wei Christine [3] ; Cabral, Cristina Maria Nunes [1] ; van Dongen, Johanna M. [2] ; van Tulder, Maurits W. [2]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Cidade Sao Paulo, Masters & Doctoral Program Phys Therapy, BR-03680000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Amsterdam Movement Sci, Dept Hlth Sci, Fac Sci, Amsterdam, Noord Holland - Netherlands
[3] Univ Sydney, Sch Publ Hlth, Musculoskeletal Hlth Sydney, Sydney, NSW - Australia
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Review article
Source: BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE; v. 53, n. 3, p. 172+, FEB 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 5
Abstract

Objective To investigate the cost-effectiveness of exercise therapy in the treatment of patients with nonspecific neck pain and low back pain. Design Systematic review of economic evaluations. Data sources The search was performed in 5 clinical and 3 economic electronic databases. Eligibility criteria for selecting studies We included economic evaluations performed alongside randomised controlled trials. Differences in costs and effects were pooled in a meta-analysis, if possible, and incremental cost-utility ratios (ICUR) were descriptively analysed. Results Twenty-two studies were included. On average, exercise therapy was associated with lower costs and larger effects for quality-adjusted life-year (QALY) in comparison with usual care for subacute and chronic low back pain from a healthcare perspective (based on ICUR). Exercise therapy had similar costs and effect for QALY in comparison with other interventions for neck pain from a societal perspective, and subacute and chronic low back pain from a healthcare perspective. There was limited or inconsistent evidence on the cost-effectiveness of exercise therapy compared with usual care for neck pain and acute low back pain, other interventions for acute low back pain and different types of exercise therapy for neck pain and low back pain. Conclusions Exercise therapy seems to be cost-effective compared with usual care for subacute and chronic low back pain. Exercise therapy was not (more) cost-effective compared with other interventions for neck pain and low back pain. The cost-utility estimates are rather uncertain, indicating that more economic evaluations are needed. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/26321-8 - Effectiveness of different weekly frequency of modified Pilates Method in the treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
Grantee:Gisela Cristiane Miyamoto
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/07915-2 - Economic evaluation in the treatment of chronic non-specific low back pain: economic evaluation of a randomized controlled trial and systematic review on economic evaluation
Grantee:Gisela Cristiane Miyamoto
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate