Scientific papers

Frederiksen P, Indahl A, Andersen LL, Burton K, Hertzum-Larsen R, Bendix T. Can group-based reassuring information alter low back pain behavior? A cluster-randomized controlled trial. PLoS ONE 2017: 12(3): e0172003. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172003

Bishop A, Wynne-Jones G, Lawton SA, van der Windt D, Main C, Sowden G, Burton AK, Lewis M, Jowett S, Sanders T, Hay EM, Foster NE. Rationale, design and methods of the Study of Work and Pain (SWAP): a cluster randomised controlled trial testing the addition of a vocational advice service to best current primary care for patients with musculoskeletal pain (ISRCTN 52269669). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014, 15:232  doi:10.1186/1471-2474-15-232

McGregor AH, Probyn K, Doré CJ, Burton AK, Cro S, Crispin A, Balagué F, Morris S, Pincus T, Fairbank J. Rehabilitation following surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis: a Cochrane review. Spine 2014;39:1044-1054. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000355

Fitzsimmons D, Phillips CJ, Bennett H, Jones M, Williams N, Lewis R, Sutton A, Matar HE, Din N, Burton K, Nafees S, Hendry M, Rickard I, Wilkinson C. Cost effectiveness of different management strategies for sciatica. Pain 2014;155;1318-1327

Jones GT, Mertens K, Macfarlane GJ , Palmer KT, Coggon D, Walker-Bone K, Burton K, Heine PJ, McCabe C, McNamee P, McConnachie A. Maintained physical activity and physiotherapy in the management of distal upper limb pain - a protocol for a randomised controlled trial (the Arm Pain Trial). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014, 15:71. DOI 10.1186/1471-2474-15-71

Burton, K, Kendall N. ABC of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 3rd Edition - Musculoskeletal Disorders. BMJ 2014;348:g1076

McGregor AH, Probyn K, Doré CJ, Burton AK, Cro S, Crispin A, Balagué F, Morris S, Pincus T, Fairbank J. Rehabilitation following surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2103, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD009644. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009644.pub2

Lewis R, Williams NH, Sutton AJ, Burton K, Din N, Matar HE, Hendry M, Phillips CJ, Nafees S, Fitzsimmons D, Rickard I, Wilkinson C. Comparative Clinical Effectiveness of Management Strategies for Sciatica: Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analyses, The Spine Journal 2013, doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.08.049

Porter G, Hampshire K, Dunn C, Hall R, Levesley M, Burton K, Robson S, Abane A, Blell M, Panther J. Health impacts of pedestrian head-loading: a review of the evidence with particular reference to women and children in sub-Saharan Africa. Social Science & Medicine 2013;88:90-97

Williams N, Lewis R, Ud Din N, Matar HE, Fitzsimmons D, Phillips C, Sutton A, Burton K, Hendry M, Nafees S, Wilkinson C. A systematic review and meta-analysis of biological treatments targeting tumour necrosis factor α for sciatica. European Spine Journal 2013, 22: 1921-1935. DOI
10.1007/s00586-013-2739-z

Brooks J, McCluskey S, King N, Burton K. Illness perceptions in the context of differing work  articipation outcomes: exploring the influence of significant others in persistent back pain. BMC
Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013, 14:48. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2474-14-48

Williams NH, Amoakwa E, Belcher J, Burton K, Hendry M, Lewis R, Hood K, Bennett P, Neal RD, Wilkinson C. Measuring illness and exercise beliefs in osteoarthritis of the hip or knee: psychometric properties of the 'Hip and Knee Beliefs Questionnaire' and the 'Exercise Attitude Questionnaire'. International Musculoskeletal Medicine 2012;34:13-20

McGregor AH, Probyn K, Doré CJ, Burton AK, Cro S, Crispin A, Balagué F, Morris S, Pincus T, Fairbank J. Rehabilitation following surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD009644. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009644

Lewis R, Williams N, Matar HE, Din N, Fitzsimmons D, Phillips C, Jones M, Sutton A, Burton K, Nafees S, Hendry M, Rickard I, Chakraverty R, Wilkinson C. The clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of management strategies for sciatica: systematic review and economic model. Health Technol Assess 2011;15(39):1-434  www.hta.ac.uk/execsumm/summ1539.htm

McCluskey S, Brooks J, King N, Burton K. The influence of 'significant others' on persistent back pain and work participation: a qualitative exploration of illness perceptions. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011, 12:236 doi:10.1186/1471-2474-12-236

[Contributor] - Nicholas MK, Linton SJ, Watson PJ, Main CJ; "Decade of the Flags" Working Group. Early identification and management of psychological risk factors ("yellow flags") in patients with low back pain: a reappraisal. Phys Ther. 2011 May;91(5):737-53

Williams NH, Amoakwa E, Belcher J, Edwards RT, Hassani H, Hendry M, Burton K, Lewis R, Hood K, Jones J, Bennett P, Linck P, Neal RD, Wilkinson C. Activity Increase Despite Arthritis (AÏDA): phase II randomised controlled trial of an active management booklet for hip and knee osteoarthritis in primary care. Br J Gen Pract 2011;61:452-458 doi: 10.3399/bjgp11X588411

van Duijn M,  Eijkemans MJ, Koes BW,2 Marc A Koopmanschap MA, Burton AK, Burdorf A. The effects of timing on the cost-effectiveness of interventions for workers on sick leave due to low back pain. Occup Environ Med 2010; 67:774-750

Williams, NH, Amoakwa E, Burton K, Hendry M, Lewis R, Jones J, Bennett P,  Neal R, Andrew G, Wilkinson C.The Hip and Knee Book: developing an active management booklet for hip and knee osteoarthritis. Br J Gen Pract 2010; 60: 113-120

Williams, NH, Amoakwa E, Burton K, Hendry M, Belcher J, Lewis R, Hood K, Jones J, Bennett P, Edwards RT, Neal R, Andrew G, Wilkinson C. Activity Increase Despite Arthritis (AIDA): design of a Phase II randomised controlled trial evaluating an active management booklet for hip and knee osteoarthritis [ISRCTN24554946]. BMC Family Practice 2009; 10:62 www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2296/10/62

[Contributor] - Shaw WS, van der Windt DA, Main CJ, Loisel P, Linton J, the 'Decade of the Flags' Working Group. Early patient screening and intervention to address individual-level occupational factors ("Blue Flags") in back disability. J Occup Rehabil 2009;19:64-80

Burton AK, Kendall NAS, Pearce BG, Birrell LN, Bainbridge LC. Management of work-relevant upper limb disorders: a review. Occupational Medicine 2009;59:44-52

Battié MC, Levalahti E, Videman T, Burton K, Kaprio J. Heritability of lumbar flexibility and the role of disc degeneration and body weight. J Appl Physiol 2008;104: 379-385

Pincus T, Santos R, Breen A, Burton AK, Underwood M; Multinational Musculoskeletal Inception Cohort Study Collaboration. A review and proposal for a core set of factors for prospective cohorts in low back pain: a consensus statement. Arthritis Rheum 2008;59:14-24

Dionne CE, Dunn KM, Croft PR, Nachemson AL, Buchbinder R, Walker BF, Wyatt M, Cassidy JD, Rossignol M, Leboeuf-Yde C, Hartvigsen J, Leino-Arjas P, Latza U, Reis S, Gil Del Real MT, Kovacs FM, Oberg B, Cedraschi C, Bouter LM, Koes BW, Picavet HS, van Tulder MW, Burton K, Foster NE, Macfarlane GJ, Thomas E, Underwood M, Waddell G, Shekelle P, Volinn E, Von Korff M. A consensus approach towards the standardisation of back pain definitions for use in prevalence studies. Spine 2008;33;95-103

[Contributor] - Griffith LE, Hogg-Johnson S, Cole DC, Krause N, Hayden J, Burdorf A, Leclerc A, Coggon D, Bongers P, Walter SD, Shannon HS; Meta-Analysis of Pain in the Lower Back and Work Exposures (MAPLE) Collaborative Group. Low-back pain definitions in occupational studies were categorized for a meta-analysis using Delphi consensus methods. J Clin Epidemiol. 2007 Jun;60(6):625-33

Turner DE, Helliwell PS, Burton AK, Woodburn J. The relationship between passive range of motion and range of motion during gait and plantar pressure measurements. Diabetic Medicine 2007;24: 1240-1246

Waddell G, Burton AK. Work and common health problems. J Insur Med 2007;39:109-120

Coudeyre E, Demaille-Wlodyka S, Poizat S, Burton K, Hamonet MA, Revel M, Poiraudeau S. Could a simple educational intervention modify beliefs about whiplash? A preliminary study among professionals working in a rehabilitation ward, Annales de Réadaptation et de Médecine Physique 2007, doi: 10.1016/j.annrmp.2007.05.005.

McGregor AH, Burton AK, Sell P, Waddell G. The development of an evidence-based patient booklet for patients undergoing lumbar discectomy and un-instrumented decompression. Eur Spine J 2006: DOI: 10.1007/s00586-006-0141-9

Burton AK, Balagué F, Cardon G, Eriksen HR, Henrotin Y, Lahad A, Leclerc A, Müller G, van der Beek AJ - on behalf of the COST B13 Working Group on Guidelines for Prevention in Low Back Pain. European guidelines for prevention in low back pain November 2004. Eur Spine J 2006;15(Suppl. 2):S136-S168

Burton K. Viewpoint. Int J Otsopathic med 2006;9:56-57

McCluskey,S.; Burton,A.K.; Main,C.J. The implementation of occupational health guidelines principles for reducing sickness absence due to musculoskeletal disorders. Occup Med 2006: doi:10.1093/occmed/kql003

Hill AM, McGregor AH, Wragg P, Brinckmann P, Burton AK. The assessment of cervical spine kinematics: a comparison of iMR and conventional techniques. J Back Musculoskel Rehabil 2005;18:29-35

Bartys S, Burton K, Main C. A prospective study of psychosocial risk factors and absence due to musculoskeletal disorders - implications for occupational screening. Occup Med 2005;55: 375-379

Burton AK, Balagué F, Cardon G, Eriksen HR, Henrotin Y, Lahad A, Leclerc A, Müller G, van der Beek AJ; COST B13 Working Group on Guidelines for Prevention in Low Back Pain. How to prevent low back pain. Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology 2005;19:541-555

Waddell G, Burton AK. Concepts of rehabilitation for the management of low back pain. Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology 2005;19:655-670

Viceconti M, Olsen S, Nolte L-P, Burton K. Extracting clinically relevant data from finite element simulations - Editorial. Clin Biomech 2005;20:451-454

Urrutia G, Burton K, Morral A, Bonfill X, Zanoli G. Neuroreflexotherapy for nonspecific low back pain: a systematic review. Spine 2005;30:E148-E153

UK BEAM Trial Team (incl. Burton AK). United Kingdom back pain exercise and manipulation (UK BEAM) randomised trial: effectiveness of physical treatments for back pain in primary care. BMJ, doi:10.1136/bmj.38282.669225.AE ( 19 November 2004). BMJ 2004;329:1377-1381

UK BEAM Trial Team (incl. Burton AK). United Kingdom back pain exercise and manipulation (UK BEAM) randomised trial: cost effectiveness of physical treatments for back pain in primary care. BMJ, doi:10.1136/bmj.38282.607859.AE ( 19 November 2004). BMJ 2004;329:1381-1385

Urrutia G, Burton AK, Morral A, Bonfill X, Zanoli G. Neuroreflexotherapy for non-specific low-back pain (Cochrane Review). The Cochrane Library, Issue 2, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 2004

Burton AK, McClune, TD, Clarke RD, Main CJ. Long-term follow-up of patients with low back pain attending for manipulative care - outcomes and predictors. Manual Therapy 2004;9:30-35

Burton AK, Waddell G, Bartys S, Main CJ. Screening to identify people at risk of long-term incapacity: a conceptual and scientific review. Disability Medicine 2003;3:72-83

Brinckmann P, Bigggemann M, Burton K, Leivseth G, Tillotson M. Frobin W. Letter-to-the Editor. Spine 2004;29:108

Coudeyre E, Givron P, Gremeaux V, Lavit P, Hérisson C, Combe B, Burton K, Poiraudeau S. Traduction française et adaption culturelle du 'back book'. Annales de Readaption et de Médecine Physique 2003;46:553-557

McClune T, Burton AK, Waddell G. Evaluation of an evidence-based patient educational booklet for management of whiplash-associated disorders. Emergency Medicine Journal 2003;20:514-517.

UK BEAM Trial Team (incl. Burton AK). UK Back pain Exercise And Manipulation (UK BEAM) trial - national randomised trial of physical treatments for back pain in primary care: objectives, design and interventions [ISRCTN32683578]. BMC Health Services Research 2003, 3:16

Staal JB, Hlobil H, van Tulder MW, Waddell G, Burton AK, Koes BW, van Mechelen W. Occupational health guidelines for the management of low back pain: an international comparison. Occup Environ Med 2003;60:618-626.

Harvey E, , Burton AK, Klaber Moffett J, Breen A, in collaboration with the UK BEAM trial team. Spinal manipulation for low back pain: a treatment package agreed by the UK chiropractic, osteopathy and physiotherapy professional associations. Manual Therapy 2003; 8: 46-51

Cabri J, Oliveira R, Riedlinger K, Burton K. Rückenbeschwerden im spitzensport am beispiel bascketball [Back complaints in elite sports using basketball as an example]. Sportverletzung-Sportschaden 2003;17:11-13

McClune T, Burton AK, Waddell G. Whiplash associated disorders: a review of the literature to guide patient information and advice. Emergency Medicine Journal 2002;19:499-506.

Pincus T, Burton AK, Vogel S, Field AP. A systematic review of psychological factors as predictors of chronicity/disability in prospective cohorts of low back pain. Spine 2002; 27: E109-E120

Van Tulder M, Kovacs F, Müller G, Airaksinen O, Balagué F, Broos L, Burton K, Gil de real MT, Hänninen O, Henrotin Y, Hildebrant J, Indahl A, Leclerc A, Manniche C, Tilscher H, Ursin H, Vleeming A, Zanoli G. European guidelines for the management of low back pain. Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica 2002; 73 Suppl:20-25

Koes BW, van Tulder MW, Ostelo R, Burton AK, Waddell G. Clinical guidelines for the management of low back pain in primary care: an international comparison. Spine 2001; 26: 2504-2514

Waddell G, Burton AK. Occupational health guidelines for the management of low back pain at work: evidence review. Occup Med 2001; 51: 124-135

Burton AK, Tillotson KM, Cleary J. Single-blind randomised controlled trial of chemonucleolysis and manipulation in the treatment of symptomatic lumbar disc herniation. Eur Spine J 2000; 9: 202-207

Burton AK, Waddell G, Tillotson KM, Summerton N. Information and advice to patients with back pain can have a positive effect: a randomised controlled trial of a novel educational booklet in primary care. Spine 1999; 24: 2484-2491

Brinckmann P, Frobin W, Biggemann M, Tillotson M, Burton K. Quantification of overload injuries to thoracolumbar vertebrae and discs in persons exposed to heavy physical exertions or vibration at the workplace. Pat II. Occurrence and magnitude of overload injuries in exposed cohorts. Clinical Biomechanics 1998, 13, Suppl 2: S(2)1-S(2)36

Burton AK, Waddell G. Clinical guidelines in the management of low back pain. In Nordin M, Vischer TL, eds. New approaches to the low back pain patient, Bailliére's Clinical Rheumatology, 1998; 12 (1): 17-35

Burton AK. Back injury and workloss - biomechanical and psychosocial issues. Spine 1997; 22: 2575-2580

Frobin W, Brinckmann P, Biggemann M, Burton K, Tillotson M. Precision measurement of disc height, vertebral height and sagittal plane displacement from lateral radiographic views of the lumbar spine. Clin Biomech 1997; 12, Supl 1: S1-S64

Burton AK, Symonds TL, Zinzen E, Tillotson KM, Caboor D, van Roy P, Clarys P. Is ergonomic intervention alone sufficient to limit musculoskeletal complaints in nurses? Occup Med 1996; 47: 25-32

Burton AK, Battié MC, Gibbons L, Videman T, Tillotson KM. Lumbar disc degeneration and sagittal flexibility. J Spinal Disord 1996; 9: 418-424

Burton AK, Tillotson KM, Symonds TL, Burke C, Mathewson T. Occupational risk factors for the first-onset and subsequent course of low back trouble: a study of serving police officers. Spine 1996; 21: 2612-2620

Burton AK, Clarke RD, McClune TD, Tillotson KM. The natural history of back pain in adolescents. Spine 1996; 21: 2323-2328

Burton AK, Waddell G, Burtt R, Blair S. Patient educational material in the management of low back pain in primary care. Bulletin Hospital for Joint Diseases 1996; 55: 138-141

Burton AK, Low back pain in children and adolescents: to treat or not? Bulletin Hospital for Joint Diseases 1996; 55: 127-129

Symonds TL, Burton AK, Tillotson KM, Main CJ. Do attitudes and beliefs influence work loss due to low back trouble? Occup Med 1996; 46: 25-32

Symonds TL, Burton AK, Tillotson KM, Main CJ. Absence due to low back trouble can be reduced by psychosocial intervention at the workplace. Spine 1995; 20: 2738-2745

Main CJ, Burton AK. The patient with low back pain; who or what are we measuring? - an experimental investigation of a clinical puzzle. Pain Reviews 1995; 2: 203-209

Burton AK, Tillotson KM, Main CJ, Hollis S. Psychosocial predictors of outcome in acute and sub-chronic low-back trouble. Spine 1995; 20: 722-728

Brinckmann P, Frobin W, Biggemann M, Hilweg D, Seidel S, Burton K, Tillotson M, Sandover J, Atha J, Quinell R. Quantification of overload injuries of the thoracolumbar spine in persons exposed to heavy physical exertions or vibration at the workplace: Part I - The shape of vertebrae and intervertebral discs - study of a young, healthy population and a middle-aged control group. Clin Biomech 1994; 9, Supl 1: S5-S83

Burton AK, Tillotson KM, Boocock MG. Estimation of spinal loads in overhead work. Ergonomics 1994; 37: 1311-1321

Boocock MG, Jackson JA, Burton AK, Tillotson KM. Continuous measurement of lumbar posture using flexible electrogoniometers. Ergonomics 1994; 37: 175-185

Burton K, Bennett G, Sykes D. Persistence of lumbar tenderness after resolution of low back trouble symptoms. Br Osteopath J 1993; 11: 11-14

Althoff I, Brinckmann P, Frobin W, Sandover J, Burton K. An improved method of stature measurement for quantitative determination of spinal loading: application to sitting postures and whole body vibration. Spine 1992; 17:.682-693.

Burton AK, Tillotson KM. Does leisure sports activity influence lumbar mobility or the risk of low back trouble. J Spinal Disorders 1991; 4: 329-336.

Tillotson KM, Burton AK. Non-invasive measurement of lumbar sagittal mobility; an assessment of the flexicurve technique. Spine 1991; 16: 29-33.

Burton AK, Tillotson KM. Prediction of the clinical course of low-back trouble using multivariable models. Spine 1991; 16: 7-14

Burton AK. Measuring flexibility. Appl Erg 1991; 22: 303-307.

Burton AK. Complementary and allopathic cooperation (Editorial). Br J Gen Pract 1990; 40:478-9.

Burton AK, Tillotson KM, Edwards VA, Sykes DA. Lumbar sagittal mobility and low back symptoms in patients treated with manipulation. J Spinal Disorders 1990;3:262-268

Burton AK, Edwards VA, Sykes DA. 'Invisible' skin marking for testing palpatory reliability. J Man Med 1990;5:27-29

Burton AK, Tillotson KM. Is recurrent low back trouble associated with increased lumbar sagittal mobility? J Biomed Eng 1989; 11: 245-248.

Burton AK, Tillotson KM, Troup JDG. Prediction of low-back trouble frequency in a working population. Spine 1989; 14 : 939-946.

Burton AK, Tillotson KM, Troup JDG. Variation in lumbar sagittal mobility with low back trouble. Spine 1989; 14 : 584-90.

Burton AK, Tillotson KM. Reference values for 'normal' regional lumbar sagittal mobility. Clin Biomech 1988; 3: 106-113

Burton AK. A comparative trial of forearm strap and topical anti-inflammatory as adjuncts to manipulative therapy in tennis elbow. Man Med 1988;3:141-143.

Burton AK, Sandover J. Back pain in Grand Prix drivers : a 'found' experiment. Appl Erg 1987;18:3-8.

Weber H, Burton K. Rational treatment for low back trouble?. Clin Biomech 1986;1: 160-167

Burton AK. Osteopathy in back trouble (Editorial). BMJ 1986; 293: 1482-1483

Burton AK. Trunk muscle activity induced by three sizes of wobble (balance) board. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 1986; 8:27-29

Burton AK. Spinal strain from shopping bags with and without handles. Appl Erg 1986; 17:19-23.

Burton AK. Regional lumbar sagittal mobility; measurement by flexicurves. Clin Biomech 1986; 1:20-26.

Burton AK. Scientific research in osteopathy (Editorial). Br J Rheumatol 1985;24:3-4

Burton AK. Grip strength in tennis elbow. Br J Rheumatol 1984;23:310-311.

Burton AK. Electromyography and office chair design; a pilot study. Behaviour Information Technol 1984; 3:353-357.

Burton AK. Grip strength as an objective clinical assessment in lateral epicondylitis. Br Osteopath J 1984;16:6-10.

Burton AK. Back pain in Grand Prix drivers - a preliminary investigation. Br J Sports Med 1983;17:150-1.

Burton AK. Torsional strapping in the treatment of sprain of the medial collateral ligament of the knee. Br Osteopath J 1983;15:103-7.

Burton AK. Sciatic syndromes : a preliminary report of a search for criteria for identification and assessment. Br Osteopath J 1983;15:87-94..0

Burton AK. Electromyography and tennis elbow straps. Br Osteopath J 1982;14:83-6.

Burton AK. Back pain in osteopathic practice. Rheumatol Rehabil 1981;20:239-246.