Better backs by better beds?

Kim Bergholdt, Rasmus N Fabricius, Tom Bendix

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Resumé

Udgivelsesdato: 2008-Apr-1
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftSpine
Vol/bind33
Udgave nummer7
Sider (fra-til)703-8
Antal sider5
ISSN0362-2436
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1. apr. 2008

Fingeraftryk

Low Back Pain
Patient Dropouts

Citer dette

Bergholdt, K., Fabricius, R. N., & Bendix, T. (2008). Better backs by better beds? Spine, 33(7), 703-8. https://doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181695d3b
Bergholdt, Kim ; Fabricius, Rasmus N ; Bendix, Tom. / Better backs by better beds?. I: Spine. 2008 ; Bind 33, Nr. 7. s. 703-8.
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Bergholdt, K, Fabricius, RN & Bendix, T 2008, 'Better backs by better beds?', Spine, bind 33, nr. 7, s. 703-8. https://doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181695d3b

Better backs by better beds? / Bergholdt, Kim; Fabricius, Rasmus N; Bendix, Tom.

I: Spine, Bind 33, Nr. 7, 01.04.2008, s. 703-8.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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Bergholdt K, Fabricius RN, Bendix T. Better backs by better beds? Spine. 2008 apr 1;33(7):703-8. https://doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181695d3b