IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Application of the interdisciplinary first-line clinical management principles for low back pain


The aim of this project is to update the clinical management principles for workers with low back pain in order to determine the successful strategies for their interdisciplinary application, and to develop a common strategy to promote them. The researchers will do a critical survey of the applicable literature and will make use of the international expertise of a group of specialists. They will then validate the thus identified management principles with one hundred first-line practitioners, namely physicians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. The scientific knowledge acquired during the CLIP project and the exchanges between these health professionals will promote the harmonization of the practices of first-line professionals, and as a result, will enable them to improve the quality and continuity of the care given to workers with low back pain.

Additional Information

Type: Project
Number: 0099-3150
Status: Completed
Year of completion: 2006
Research Field: Occupational Rehabilitation
  • Michel Rossignol (Régie régionale de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal-Centre)
  • A. Bertrand Arsenault (Université de Montréal)
  • Manon Truchon (Université Laval)
  • Michel Tousignant (Université de Sherbrooke)
  • Patrick Loisel (Université de Sherbrooke)
  • Diane Berthelette (Université du Québec à Montréal )
  • Pierre Allard (Hôpital général juif de Montréal)