Table 1

Key messages of the whiplash guidelines for allied health professionals
Key message Response consistent with guideline recommendations Measured by
Appropriate assessment and classification of whiplash Classifies whiplash according to the Quebec Task Force (QTF) [20] 4 grade classification system Response to question 2 on the record of clinical practice
Appropriate measure of outcome Uses a validated measure of outcome for whiplash such as the Neck Disability Index or the Patient Specific Functional Scale. Response to question 4 on the record of clinical practice
Identification of those with poor prognosis Identifies predictors of poor prognosis including high initial pain and high initial disability. Response to question 6 on the record of clinical practice
Provides primarily activating treatments Provided active treatment guidelines including exercise and advice Response to question 5 on the record of clinical practice

Rebbeck et al.

Rebbeck et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:213   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-213

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