Dr Daniel Steffens

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Central Clinical School


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Journals

  • Franco, M., Pinto, R., Delbaere, K., Eto, B., Faria, M., Aoyagi, G., Steffens, D., Pastre, C. (2018). Cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties testing of the Iconographical Falls Efficacy Scale (Icon-FES). Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, 22(4), 291-303. [More Information]
  • Hill, L., Aboud, D., Elliott, J., Magnussen, J., Sterling, M., Steffens, D., Hancock, M. (2018). Do findings identified on magnetic resonance imaging predict future neck pain? A systematic review. Spine Journal, 18(5), 880-891. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Solomon, M., Vuong, K., Alchin, L., Roberts, R., Koh, C., Young, J. (2018). Effect of timing on baseline quality of life scores among surgical cancer patients. BMC Research Notes, 11(1), 210. [More Information]
  • de Campos, T., Maher, C., Steffens, D., Fuller, J., Hancock, M. (2018). Exercise programs may be effective in preventing a new episode of neck pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Physiotherapy, 64(3), 159-165. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Young, J., Beckenkamp, P., Ratcliffe, J., Rubie, F., Ansari, N., Pillinger, N., Solomon, M. (2018). Feasibility and acceptability of PrE-operative Physical Activity to improve patient outcomes After major cancer surgery: Study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial (PEPA Trial). Trials, 19(1:112). [More Information]
  • McBride, K., Solomon, M., Young, J., Steffens, D., Lambert, T., Glozier, N., Bannon, P. (2018). Impact of serious mental illness on surgical patient outcomes. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88(7-8), 673-677. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Beckenkamp, P., Hancock, M., Solomon, M., Young, J. (2018). Preoperative exercise halves the postoperative complication rate in patients with lung cancer: a systematic review of the effect of exercise on complications, length of stay and quality of life in patients with cancer. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 52(5), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Beilken, K., Hancock, M., Maher, C., Li, Q., Steffens, D. (2017). Acute low back pain? Do not blame the weather- a case-crossover study. Pain Medicine, 18(6), 1139-1144. [More Information]
  • Maher, C., Hancock, M., Steffens, D. (2017). Author response: Unfounded criticisms. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51(6), 552. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Thanigasalam, R., Leslie, S., Maneck, B., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2017). Robotic Surgery in Uro-oncology: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Urology, 106, 9-17. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Hancock, M., Pereira, L., Kent, P., Latimer, J., Maher, C. (2016). Do MRI findings identify patients with low back pain or sciatica who respond better to particular interventions? A systematic review. European Spine Journal, 25(4), 1170-1187. [More Information]
  • Duong, V., Maher, C., Steffens, D., Li, Q., Hancock, M. (2016). Does weather affect daily pain intensity levels in patients with acute low back pain? A prospective cohort study. Rheumatology International, 36(5), 679-684. [More Information]
  • Stevens, M., Steffens, D., Ferreira, M., Latimer, J., Li, Q., Blyth, F., Maher, C. (2016). Patients' and physiotherapists' views on Triggers for Low Back Pain. Spine, 41(4), e218-e224. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Maher, C., Pereira, L., Stevens, M., Oliveira, V., Chapple, M., Teixeira-Salmela, L., Hancock, M. (2016). Prevention of lowback pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Internal Medicine, 176(2), 199-208. [More Information]
  • De Carvalho Machado, G., Ferreira, P., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Steffens, D., Koes, B., Li, Q., Ferreira, M. (2016). Transient physical and psychosocial activities increase the risk of nonpersistent and persistent low back pain: a case-crossover study with 12 months follow-up. Spine Journal, 16(12), 1445-1452. [More Information]
  • Silva Parreira, P., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Steffens, D., Blyth, F., Li, Q., Ferreira, M. (2015). Can patients identify what triggers their back pain? Secondary analysis of a case-crossover study. Pain, 156(10), 1913-1919. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Maher, C., Ferreira, M., Hancock, M., Pereira, L., Williams, C., Latimer, J. (2015). Influence of Clinician Characteristics and Operational Factors on Recruitment of Participants With Low Back Pain: An Observational Study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 38(2), 151-158. [More Information]
  • Hancock, M., Maher, C., Petocz, P., Lin, C., Steffens, D., Luque-Suarez, A., Magnussen, J. (2015). Risk factors for a recurrence of low back pain. Spine Journal, 15(11), 2360-2368. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Ferreira, M., Latimer, J., Ferreira, P., Koes, B., Blyth, F., Li, Q., Maher, C. (2015). What triggers an episode of acute low back pain? A case-crossover study. Arthritis Care and Research, 67(3), 403-410. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Maher, C., Ferreira, M., Hancock, M., Glass, T., Latimer, J. (2014). Clinicians' views on factors that trigger a sudden onset of low back pain. European Spine Journal, 23(3), 512-519. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Hancock, M., Maher, C., Williams, C., Jensen, T., Latimer, J. (2014). Does magnetic resonance imaging predict future low back pain? A systematic review. European Journal of Pain, 18(6), 755-765. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Maher, C., Li, Q., Ferreira, M., Pereira, L., Koes, B., Latimer, J. (2014). Effect of weather on back pain: results from a case-crossover study. Arthritis Care and Research, 66(12), 1867-1872. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Hancock, M., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Satchell, R., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Partington, M., Bouvier, A. (2014). Prognosis of chronic low back pain in patients presenting to a private community-based group exercise program. European Spine Journal, 23(1), 113-119. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Maher, C. (2014). RE: Effectiveness of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in Chronic Plantar Fasciitis. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 93(5), 458-459. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Beckenkamp, P., Hancock, M., Paiva, D., Alison, J., Menna-Barreto, S. (2013). Activity level predicts 6-minute walk distance in healthy older females: an observational study. Physiotherapy, 99(1), 21-26. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Koes, B., Blyth, F., Ferreira, P. (2012). Triggers for an episode of sudden onset low back pain: study protocol. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 13, 1-5. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Maher, C. (2011). Conflicting findings on effectiveness of low level laser therapy for tendinopathy. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(5), 459-459. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Steffens, D., Hancock, M., Satchell, R., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Maher, C., Partington, M., Bouvier, A. (2011). Prognosis of patients with chronic low back pain presenting to a private functional group exercise program. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Steffens, D., Beckenkamp, P., Hancock, M., Paiva, D., Menna-Barreto, S., Alison, J. (2011). Six minute walk distance in healthy elderly active and sedentary female. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.

2018

  • Franco, M., Pinto, R., Delbaere, K., Eto, B., Faria, M., Aoyagi, G., Steffens, D., Pastre, C. (2018). Cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties testing of the Iconographical Falls Efficacy Scale (Icon-FES). Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, 22(4), 291-303. [More Information]
  • Hill, L., Aboud, D., Elliott, J., Magnussen, J., Sterling, M., Steffens, D., Hancock, M. (2018). Do findings identified on magnetic resonance imaging predict future neck pain? A systematic review. Spine Journal, 18(5), 880-891. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Solomon, M., Vuong, K., Alchin, L., Roberts, R., Koh, C., Young, J. (2018). Effect of timing on baseline quality of life scores among surgical cancer patients. BMC Research Notes, 11(1), 210. [More Information]
  • de Campos, T., Maher, C., Steffens, D., Fuller, J., Hancock, M. (2018). Exercise programs may be effective in preventing a new episode of neck pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Physiotherapy, 64(3), 159-165. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Young, J., Beckenkamp, P., Ratcliffe, J., Rubie, F., Ansari, N., Pillinger, N., Solomon, M. (2018). Feasibility and acceptability of PrE-operative Physical Activity to improve patient outcomes After major cancer surgery: Study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial (PEPA Trial). Trials, 19(1:112). [More Information]
  • McBride, K., Solomon, M., Young, J., Steffens, D., Lambert, T., Glozier, N., Bannon, P. (2018). Impact of serious mental illness on surgical patient outcomes. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88(7-8), 673-677. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Beckenkamp, P., Hancock, M., Solomon, M., Young, J. (2018). Preoperative exercise halves the postoperative complication rate in patients with lung cancer: a systematic review of the effect of exercise on complications, length of stay and quality of life in patients with cancer. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 52(5), 1-9. [More Information]

2017

  • Beilken, K., Hancock, M., Maher, C., Li, Q., Steffens, D. (2017). Acute low back pain? Do not blame the weather- a case-crossover study. Pain Medicine, 18(6), 1139-1144. [More Information]
  • Maher, C., Hancock, M., Steffens, D. (2017). Author response: Unfounded criticisms. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51(6), 552. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Thanigasalam, R., Leslie, S., Maneck, B., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2017). Robotic Surgery in Uro-oncology: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Urology, 106, 9-17. [More Information]

2016

  • Steffens, D., Hancock, M., Pereira, L., Kent, P., Latimer, J., Maher, C. (2016). Do MRI findings identify patients with low back pain or sciatica who respond better to particular interventions? A systematic review. European Spine Journal, 25(4), 1170-1187. [More Information]
  • Duong, V., Maher, C., Steffens, D., Li, Q., Hancock, M. (2016). Does weather affect daily pain intensity levels in patients with acute low back pain? A prospective cohort study. Rheumatology International, 36(5), 679-684. [More Information]
  • Stevens, M., Steffens, D., Ferreira, M., Latimer, J., Li, Q., Blyth, F., Maher, C. (2016). Patients' and physiotherapists' views on Triggers for Low Back Pain. Spine, 41(4), e218-e224. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Maher, C., Pereira, L., Stevens, M., Oliveira, V., Chapple, M., Teixeira-Salmela, L., Hancock, M. (2016). Prevention of lowback pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Internal Medicine, 176(2), 199-208. [More Information]
  • De Carvalho Machado, G., Ferreira, P., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Steffens, D., Koes, B., Li, Q., Ferreira, M. (2016). Transient physical and psychosocial activities increase the risk of nonpersistent and persistent low back pain: a case-crossover study with 12 months follow-up. Spine Journal, 16(12), 1445-1452. [More Information]

2015

  • Silva Parreira, P., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Steffens, D., Blyth, F., Li, Q., Ferreira, M. (2015). Can patients identify what triggers their back pain? Secondary analysis of a case-crossover study. Pain, 156(10), 1913-1919. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Maher, C., Ferreira, M., Hancock, M., Pereira, L., Williams, C., Latimer, J. (2015). Influence of Clinician Characteristics and Operational Factors on Recruitment of Participants With Low Back Pain: An Observational Study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 38(2), 151-158. [More Information]
  • Hancock, M., Maher, C., Petocz, P., Lin, C., Steffens, D., Luque-Suarez, A., Magnussen, J. (2015). Risk factors for a recurrence of low back pain. Spine Journal, 15(11), 2360-2368. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Ferreira, M., Latimer, J., Ferreira, P., Koes, B., Blyth, F., Li, Q., Maher, C. (2015). What triggers an episode of acute low back pain? A case-crossover study. Arthritis Care and Research, 67(3), 403-410. [More Information]

2014

  • Steffens, D., Maher, C., Ferreira, M., Hancock, M., Glass, T., Latimer, J. (2014). Clinicians' views on factors that trigger a sudden onset of low back pain. European Spine Journal, 23(3), 512-519. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Hancock, M., Maher, C., Williams, C., Jensen, T., Latimer, J. (2014). Does magnetic resonance imaging predict future low back pain? A systematic review. European Journal of Pain, 18(6), 755-765. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Maher, C., Li, Q., Ferreira, M., Pereira, L., Koes, B., Latimer, J. (2014). Effect of weather on back pain: results from a case-crossover study. Arthritis Care and Research, 66(12), 1867-1872. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Hancock, M., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Satchell, R., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Partington, M., Bouvier, A. (2014). Prognosis of chronic low back pain in patients presenting to a private community-based group exercise program. European Spine Journal, 23(1), 113-119. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Maher, C. (2014). RE: Effectiveness of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in Chronic Plantar Fasciitis. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 93(5), 458-459. [More Information]

2013

  • Steffens, D., Beckenkamp, P., Hancock, M., Paiva, D., Alison, J., Menna-Barreto, S. (2013). Activity level predicts 6-minute walk distance in healthy older females: an observational study. Physiotherapy, 99(1), 21-26. [More Information]

2012

  • Steffens, D., Ferreira, M., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Koes, B., Blyth, F., Ferreira, P. (2012). Triggers for an episode of sudden onset low back pain: study protocol. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 13, 1-5. [More Information]

2011

  • Steffens, D., Maher, C. (2011). Conflicting findings on effectiveness of low level laser therapy for tendinopathy. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(5), 459-459. [More Information]
  • Steffens, D., Hancock, M., Satchell, R., Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Maher, C., Partington, M., Bouvier, A. (2011). Prognosis of patients with chronic low back pain presenting to a private functional group exercise program. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Steffens, D., Beckenkamp, P., Hancock, M., Paiva, D., Menna-Barreto, S., Alison, J. (2011). Six minute walk distance in healthy elderly active and sedentary female. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.

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