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Exercise therapy for chronic low back pain: protocol for an individual participant data meta-analysis

  • Jill A Hayden1, 2Email author,
  • Jennifer L Cartwright1, 2,
  • Richard D Riley3,
  • Maurits W vanTulder4 and
  • the Chronic Low Back Pain IPD Meta-Analysis Group
Systematic Reviews20121:64

Received: 22 October 2012

Accepted: 3 December 2012

Published: 21 December 2012

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Original Submission
22 Oct 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
27 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Paul Shekelle
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
3 Dec 2012 Editorially accepted
21 Dec 2012 Article published 10.1186/2046-4053-1-64

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Community Health & Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre, Halifax, Canada
School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
EMGO and Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands