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Table 1 RCT inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Effects of preferred-exercise prescription compared to usual exercise prescription on outcomes for people with non-specific low back pain: a randomized controlled trial [ACTRN12608000524392]

Inclusion criteria
• over 18 years of age
• non-specific chronic low back pain: pain in the area extending from twelfth rib to buttock fold +/- leg for > 8 weeks
• receiving exercise prescription
• ability to speak, read and write English
Exclusion criteria
• severe cardiovascular or metabolic disease
• inflammatory disease
• spinal tumour or fracture
• nerve root compression/compromise
• spinal cord irritation/cauda equina signs
• osteoporosis.
• Pregnancy