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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

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Chronic low back pain patient groups in primary care – A cross sectional cluster analysis

  • Annika Viniol1Email author,
  • Nikita Jegan1,
  • Oliver Hirsch1,
  • Corinna Leonhardt1,
  • Markus Brugger2, 3,
  • Konstantin Strauch2, 3,
  • Jürgen Barth4,
  • Erika Baum1 and
  • Annette Becker1
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders201314:294

Received: 4 March 2013

Accepted: 24 September 2013

Published: 16 October 2013

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Original Submission
4 Mar 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
2 Apr 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ana-Maria Vranceanu
6 Jul 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Nicholas Clement
20 Aug 2013 Author responded Author comments - Annika Viniol
Resubmission - Version 2
20 Aug 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
23 Sep 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ana-Maria Vranceanu
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
24 Sep 2013 Editorially accepted
16 Oct 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-14-294

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of General Practice / Family Medicine, Philipps University of Marburg
Institute of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Chair of Genetic Epidemiology, Ludwig Maximilians University
Institute of Genetic Epidemiology, Helmholtz Center Munich – German Research Center for Environmental Health
Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern