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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

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The influence of 'significant others' on persistent back pain and work participation: A qualitative exploration of illness perceptions

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders201112:236

Received: 8 August 2011

Accepted: 14 October 2011

Published: 14 October 2011

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Original Submission
8 Aug 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
23 Aug 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Cheryl Hawk
26 Sep 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jerrilyn Cambron
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
7 Oct 2011 Author responded Author comments - Serena McCluskey
Resubmission - Version 3
7 Oct 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 3
14 Oct 2011 Editorially accepted
14 Oct 2011 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-12-236

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Health & Social Care Research, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, UK
Centre for Applied Psychological Research, University of Huddersfield, UK