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Prevalence and pattern of co-occurring musculoskeletal pain and its association with back-related disability among people with persistent low back pain: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis

Systematic Reviews20176:258

Received: 10 August 2017

Accepted: 5 December 2017

Published: 16 December 2017

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Original Submission
10 Aug 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
4 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ryckie Wade
24 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Claudia Malic
19 Oct 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sean O'Connor
24 Nov 2017 Author responded Author comments - Cecilie K. Overaas
Resubmission - Version 2
24 Nov 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
5 Dec 2017 Editorially accepted
16 Dec 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13643-017-0656-7

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense M, Denmark
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Health Professions, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Institute for Health and Society, Department of General Practice, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Department of Public Health and Nursing, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics, Odense M, Denmark