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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria for study participation

From: Prevention of sickness absence through early identification and rehabilitation of at-risk patients with musculoskeletal pain (PREVSAM): a randomised controlled trial protocol

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Aged ≥18 years Pain not primarily generated from the musculoskeletal system
Understand Swedish sufficiently to be able to fill out the questionnaires Sickness cash benefit more than 30 days during the last 12 months due to musculoskeletal pain
Having a paid job or receiving parental leave benefits, unemployment benefits or student aid Full disability pension or retired due to age
Musculoskeletal pain for less than 3 months during the current episode Pregnancy
Risk for development of persistent musculoskeletal pain and disability, indicated by a score ≥ 40 on the ÖMPSQ-SF Red flag disorders such as malignancy/ cancer, acute major traumas such as multiple fractures (less than 6 months ago) or infection, spinal cord compression/cauda equina
Independently mobile (with or without aids), to be capable of participating in intervention Severe mental illness, ongoing substance abuse disorders