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  1. "Whiplash associated disorders : Redefining Whiplash and its management" by the Quebec Task Force : A critical evaluation.

    Article - En anglais

    Study Design

    The two publications of the Quebec Task Force on Whiplash-Associated Disorders were evaluated by the authors of this report for methodologic error and bias.


    To determine whether the conclusions and recommendations of the Quebec Task Force on Whiplash-Associated Disorders regarding the natural history and epidemiology of whiplash injuries are valid. of the Background Data.

    In 1995, the Quebec Task Force authored a text (published by the So-ciete de l'Assurance Automobile du Quebec) and a pull-out supplement in Spine entitled « Whiplash-Associated Disorders : Redefining Whiplash and its Management. » The Quebec Task Force concluded that whiplash injuries result in « temporary discomfort. » are « usually self-limited, » and have a « favorable prognosis, » and that the « pain (resulting from whiplash injuries) is not harmful. » Methods.

    The authors of the current report reviewed the text and the supplement for methodologic Raws that may have threatened the validity of the conclusions and recommendations of the Quebec Task Force.


    Five distinct and significant categories of methodologic error were found.

    They were : selection bias, information bias, confusing and unconventional use of terminology, unsupported conclusions and recommendations, and inappropriate generalizations from the Quebec Cohort Study. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Rachis cervical, Accident circulation, Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Diagnostic, Traitement, Validité, Homme, Entorse, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Cervical spine, Traffic accident, Epidemiology, Methodology, Diagnosis, Treatment, Validity, Human, Sprain, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0261565

    Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 11/09/1998.