Dr Steven Kamper

Senior Research Fellow
Medicine, The George Institute for Global Health

Telephone 82382413

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Selected grants

2011

  • The role of expectation on outcome in patients with musculoskeletal disorders; Kamper S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships (ECF).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Swain, M., Henschke, N., Kamper, S., Downie, A., Koes, B., Maher, C. (2014). Accuracy of clinical tests in the diagnosis of anterior cruciate ligament injury: a systematic review. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, 22, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Henschke, N., Kamper, S., Koes, B., Hayden, J., Maher, C. (2014). Age does not modify effects of treatment on pain of patients with low back pain – secondary analysis of randomized controlled trials. European Journal of Pain, 18(7), 932-938. [More Information]
  • Swain, M., Henschke, N., Kamper, S., Gobina, I., Ottová-Jordan, V., Maher, C. (2014). An international survey of pain in adolescents. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Moseley, A., Elkins, M. (2014). Clinical trials in sports physiotherapy. Building on five decades of research to produce even better trials: a critical review and tips for improvements. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(5), 346-348. [More Information]
  • Diong, J., Kamper, S. (2014). Cold water immersion (cryotherapy) for preventing muscle soreness after exercise. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(18), 1388-1389. [More Information]
  • Mansell, G., Hill, J., Kamper, S., Kent, P., Main, C., van der Windt, D. (2014). How Can We Design Low Back Pain Intervention Studies to Better Explain the Effects of Treatment? Spine, 39(5), E305-E310. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Ostelo, R., Rubinstein, S., Nellensteijn, J., Peul, W., Arts, M., van Tulder, M. (2014). Minimally invasive surgery for lumbar disc herniation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Spine Journal, 23(5), 1021-1043. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Apeldoorn, A., Chiarotto, A., Smeets, R., Ostelo, R., Guzman, J., van Tulder, M. (2014). Multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation for chronic low back pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9, CD000963.
  • Leininger, B., Kamper, S. (2014). No strong evidence that the addition of joint mobilisation to an exercise programme improves outcomes for shoulder dysfunction. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(15), 1196-1197. [More Information]
  • Macedo, L., Maher, C., Hancock, M., Kamper, S., McAuley, J., Stanton, T., Stafford, R., Hodges, P. (2014). Predicting response to motor control exercises and graded activity for patients with low back pain: Preplanned secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial. Physical Therapy, 94(11), 1543-1545. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S. (2013). Connecting pain science research to physiotherapy practice. Journal of Physiotherapy, 59(1), 62-63. [More Information]
  • Michaleff, Z., Kamper, S. (2013). PEDro systematic review update: the effectiveness of physiotherapy exercises in subacromical impingement syndrome. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(14), 927-928. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Williams, C. (2013). The placebo effect: powerful, powerless or redundant? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(1), 6-9. [More Information]
  • Mansell, G., Kamper, S., Kent, P. (2013). Why and how back pain interventions work: What can we do to find out. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology, 27(5), 685-697. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Maher, C., Costa (nee Menezes), L., McAuley, J., Hush, J., Sterling, M. (2012). Does fear of movement mediate the relationship between pain intensity and disability in patients following whiplash injury? A prospective longitudinal study. Pain, 153(1), 113-119. [More Information]
  • Farag, I., Sherrington, C., Kamper, S., Ferreira, M., Moseley, A., Lord, S., Cameron, I. (2012). Measures of physical functioning after hip fracture: construct validity and responsiveness of performance-based and self-reported measures. Age and Ageing, 41(5), 659-664. [More Information]
  • Williams, C., Kamper, S. (2012). Non-specific effects of acupuncture - Does the placebo effect play an important role? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46(8), 578-579. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Maher, C., Buchbinder, R. (2012). Nonspecific low back pain: Manage initially with reassurance, activity and analgesia. Medicine Today, 13(11), 18-28.
  • Kamper, S. (2012). Pain intensity ratings. Journal of Physiotherapy, 58(1), 61-61. [More Information]
  • Hush, J., Kamper, S., Stanton, T., Ostelo, R., Refshauge, K. (2012). Standardized measurement of recovery from nonspecific back pain. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93(5), 849-855. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Grootjans, S. (2012). Surgical versus conservative treatment for acute ankle sprains. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46(1), 77-78. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Michaleff, Z. (2011). Effects of resistance training in children and adolescents: a meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(9), 755-755. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Moseley, A. (2011). Neuromuscular training reduces the risk of lower limb injuries. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(1), 75-76. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Hancock, M., Maher, C. (2011). Optimal Designs for Prediction Studies of Whiplash. Spine, 36(Number 25S), S268-S274. [More Information]
  • Sterling, M., McLean, S., Sullivan, M., Elliott, J., Buitenhuis, J., Kamper, S. (2011). Potential Processes Involved in the Initiation and Maintenance of Whiplash-Associated Disorders. Spine, 36(25 Supp), S322-S329. [More Information]
  • Sterling, M., Carroll, L., Kasch, H., Kamper, S., Stemper, B. (2011). Prognosis After Whiplash Injury: Where to From Here? Spine, 36(Number 25S), S330-S334. [More Information]
  • McAuley, J., Stanton (Liddle), T., Kamper, S., Macedo, L. (2011). Psychological approaches have not been demonstrated to be effective for fibromyalgia. Pain, 152(4), 956-956. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Maher, C., Hush, J., Pedler, A., Sterling, M. (2011). Relationship Between Pressure Pain Thresholds and Pain Ratings in Patients With Whiplash-associated Disorders. Clinical Journal of Pain, 27(6), 495-501. [More Information]
  • Herbert, R., de Noronha, M., Kamper, S. (2011). Stretching to prevent or reduce muscle soreness after exercise (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2011 (7), Art. No.: CD004577-1-Art. No.: CD004577-47. [More Information]
  • Hall, A., Kamper, S., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Ferreira, M., Nicholas, M. (2011). Symptoms of depression and stress mediate the effect of pain on disability. Pain, 152(5), 1044-1051. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, M., Smeets, R., Kamper, S., Ferreira, P., Machado, L. (2010). Can We Explain Heterogeneity Among Randomized Clinical Trials of Exercise for Chronic Back Pain? A Meta-Regression Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Physical Therapy, 90(10), 1383-1403. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Ostelo, R., Knol, D., Maher, C., de Vet, H., Hancock, M. (2010). Global Perceived Effect scales provided reliable assessments of health transition in people with musculoskeletal disorders, but ratings are strongly influenced by current status. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 63(7), 760-766.e1. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Stanton (Liddle), T., Williams, C., Maher, C., Hush, J. (2010). How is recovery from low back pain measured? A systematic review of the literature. European Spine Journal, DOI 10.1007/s00586-010-1477-8, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Maher, C., Herbert, R., Hancock, M., Hush, J., Smeets, R. (2010). How little pain and disability do patients with low back pain have to experience to feel that they have recovered? European Spine Journal, 19(9), 1495-1501. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Maher, C., Hancock, M., Koes, B., Croft, P., Hay, E. (2010). Treatment-based subgroups of low back pain: A guide to appraisal of research studies and a summary of current evidence. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology, 24(2), 181-191. [More Information]
  • Machado, L., Kamper, S., Herbert, R., Maher, C., McAuley, J. (2009). Analgesic effects of treatments for non-specific low back pain: a meta-analysis of placebo-ontrolled randomized trials. Rheumatology (Print Edition), 48(5), 520-527. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Maher, C., Mackay, G. (2009). Global rating of change scales: a review of strengths and weaknesses and considerations for design. The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 17(3), 163-170. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Rebbeck, T., Maher, C., McAuley, J., Sterling, M. (2008). Course and prognostic factors of whiplash: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Pain, 138(3), 617-629. [More Information]
  • Machado, L., Kamper, S., Herbert, R., Maher, C., McAuley, J. (2008). Imperfect placebos are common in low back pain trials: a systematic review of the literature. European Spine Journal, 17(7), 889-904. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Machado, L., Herbert, R., Maher, C., McAuley, J. (2008). Trial methodology and patient characteristics did not influence the size of placebo effects on pain. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 61(3), 256-260. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Kamper, S., Maher, C., Herbert, R., Hancock, M., Hush, J., Smeets, R. (2009). How little pain and disability do patients with low back pain have to experience to feel they have recovered? Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference Week APA 2009, Australia: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Kamper, S., Ostelo, R., Knol, D., de Vet, H., Maher, C., Hancock, M. (2009). Reliability and Validity of Global Perceived Effect Scales. 10th International Forum on Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain: LBP Forum X 2009, United States: Harvard School of Public Health.
  • Kamper, S., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., McAuley, J. (2006). Meta-analysis of exercise for chronic low back pain. 8th International Forum on Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain: LBP Forum VIII 2006.
  • Machado, L., Herbert, R., Kamper, S., Maher, C. (2006). Using placebo controls in low back pain research. Part 1: Acupuncture, manual therapy and exercise. International Forum VIII for Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain, N/A: N/A.
  • Kamper, S., McAuley, J., Refshauge, K., Maher, C. (2005). Exercise interventions for chronic low back pain: systematic review and meta-analysis. International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) 11th World Congress on Pain, 2005, Australia: International Association for the Study of Pain Press.
  • Kamper, S., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., McAuley, J. (2005). Meta-analysis of exercise for chronic low back pain. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia 14th Biennial Conference 2005, Australia: Australian Physiotherapy Association.

2014

  • Swain, M., Henschke, N., Kamper, S., Downie, A., Koes, B., Maher, C. (2014). Accuracy of clinical tests in the diagnosis of anterior cruciate ligament injury: a systematic review. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, 22, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Ferreira, M., Ferreira, P., Henschke, N., Kamper, S., Koes, B., Hayden, J., Maher, C. (2014). Age does not modify effects of treatment on pain of patients with low back pain – secondary analysis of randomized controlled trials. European Journal of Pain, 18(7), 932-938. [More Information]
  • Swain, M., Henschke, N., Kamper, S., Gobina, I., Ottová-Jordan, V., Maher, C. (2014). An international survey of pain in adolescents. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Moseley, A., Elkins, M. (2014). Clinical trials in sports physiotherapy. Building on five decades of research to produce even better trials: a critical review and tips for improvements. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(5), 346-348. [More Information]
  • Diong, J., Kamper, S. (2014). Cold water immersion (cryotherapy) for preventing muscle soreness after exercise. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(18), 1388-1389. [More Information]
  • Mansell, G., Hill, J., Kamper, S., Kent, P., Main, C., van der Windt, D. (2014). How Can We Design Low Back Pain Intervention Studies to Better Explain the Effects of Treatment? Spine, 39(5), E305-E310. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Ostelo, R., Rubinstein, S., Nellensteijn, J., Peul, W., Arts, M., van Tulder, M. (2014). Minimally invasive surgery for lumbar disc herniation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Spine Journal, 23(5), 1021-1043. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Apeldoorn, A., Chiarotto, A., Smeets, R., Ostelo, R., Guzman, J., van Tulder, M. (2014). Multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation for chronic low back pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9, CD000963.
  • Leininger, B., Kamper, S. (2014). No strong evidence that the addition of joint mobilisation to an exercise programme improves outcomes for shoulder dysfunction. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(15), 1196-1197. [More Information]
  • Macedo, L., Maher, C., Hancock, M., Kamper, S., McAuley, J., Stanton, T., Stafford, R., Hodges, P. (2014). Predicting response to motor control exercises and graded activity for patients with low back pain: Preplanned secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial. Physical Therapy, 94(11), 1543-1545. [More Information]

2013

  • Kamper, S. (2013). Connecting pain science research to physiotherapy practice. Journal of Physiotherapy, 59(1), 62-63. [More Information]
  • Michaleff, Z., Kamper, S. (2013). PEDro systematic review update: the effectiveness of physiotherapy exercises in subacromical impingement syndrome. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(14), 927-928. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Williams, C. (2013). The placebo effect: powerful, powerless or redundant? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(1), 6-9. [More Information]
  • Mansell, G., Kamper, S., Kent, P. (2013). Why and how back pain interventions work: What can we do to find out. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology, 27(5), 685-697. [More Information]

2012

  • Kamper, S., Maher, C., Costa (nee Menezes), L., McAuley, J., Hush, J., Sterling, M. (2012). Does fear of movement mediate the relationship between pain intensity and disability in patients following whiplash injury? A prospective longitudinal study. Pain, 153(1), 113-119. [More Information]
  • Farag, I., Sherrington, C., Kamper, S., Ferreira, M., Moseley, A., Lord, S., Cameron, I. (2012). Measures of physical functioning after hip fracture: construct validity and responsiveness of performance-based and self-reported measures. Age and Ageing, 41(5), 659-664. [More Information]
  • Williams, C., Kamper, S. (2012). Non-specific effects of acupuncture - Does the placebo effect play an important role? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46(8), 578-579. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Maher, C., Buchbinder, R. (2012). Nonspecific low back pain: Manage initially with reassurance, activity and analgesia. Medicine Today, 13(11), 18-28.
  • Kamper, S. (2012). Pain intensity ratings. Journal of Physiotherapy, 58(1), 61-61. [More Information]
  • Hush, J., Kamper, S., Stanton, T., Ostelo, R., Refshauge, K. (2012). Standardized measurement of recovery from nonspecific back pain. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93(5), 849-855. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Grootjans, S. (2012). Surgical versus conservative treatment for acute ankle sprains. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46(1), 77-78. [More Information]

2011

  • Kamper, S., Michaleff, Z. (2011). Effects of resistance training in children and adolescents: a meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(9), 755-755. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Moseley, A. (2011). Neuromuscular training reduces the risk of lower limb injuries. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(1), 75-76. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Hancock, M., Maher, C. (2011). Optimal Designs for Prediction Studies of Whiplash. Spine, 36(Number 25S), S268-S274. [More Information]
  • Sterling, M., McLean, S., Sullivan, M., Elliott, J., Buitenhuis, J., Kamper, S. (2011). Potential Processes Involved in the Initiation and Maintenance of Whiplash-Associated Disorders. Spine, 36(25 Supp), S322-S329. [More Information]
  • Sterling, M., Carroll, L., Kasch, H., Kamper, S., Stemper, B. (2011). Prognosis After Whiplash Injury: Where to From Here? Spine, 36(Number 25S), S330-S334. [More Information]
  • McAuley, J., Stanton (Liddle), T., Kamper, S., Macedo, L. (2011). Psychological approaches have not been demonstrated to be effective for fibromyalgia. Pain, 152(4), 956-956. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Maher, C., Hush, J., Pedler, A., Sterling, M. (2011). Relationship Between Pressure Pain Thresholds and Pain Ratings in Patients With Whiplash-associated Disorders. Clinical Journal of Pain, 27(6), 495-501. [More Information]
  • Herbert, R., de Noronha, M., Kamper, S. (2011). Stretching to prevent or reduce muscle soreness after exercise (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2011 (7), Art. No.: CD004577-1-Art. No.: CD004577-47. [More Information]
  • Hall, A., Kamper, S., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Ferreira, M., Nicholas, M. (2011). Symptoms of depression and stress mediate the effect of pain on disability. Pain, 152(5), 1044-1051. [More Information]

2010

  • Ferreira, M., Smeets, R., Kamper, S., Ferreira, P., Machado, L. (2010). Can We Explain Heterogeneity Among Randomized Clinical Trials of Exercise for Chronic Back Pain? A Meta-Regression Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Physical Therapy, 90(10), 1383-1403. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Ostelo, R., Knol, D., Maher, C., de Vet, H., Hancock, M. (2010). Global Perceived Effect scales provided reliable assessments of health transition in people with musculoskeletal disorders, but ratings are strongly influenced by current status. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 63(7), 760-766.e1. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Stanton (Liddle), T., Williams, C., Maher, C., Hush, J. (2010). How is recovery from low back pain measured? A systematic review of the literature. European Spine Journal, DOI 10.1007/s00586-010-1477-8, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Maher, C., Herbert, R., Hancock, M., Hush, J., Smeets, R. (2010). How little pain and disability do patients with low back pain have to experience to feel that they have recovered? European Spine Journal, 19(9), 1495-1501. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Maher, C., Hancock, M., Koes, B., Croft, P., Hay, E. (2010). Treatment-based subgroups of low back pain: A guide to appraisal of research studies and a summary of current evidence. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology, 24(2), 181-191. [More Information]

2009

  • Machado, L., Kamper, S., Herbert, R., Maher, C., McAuley, J. (2009). Analgesic effects of treatments for non-specific low back pain: a meta-analysis of placebo-ontrolled randomized trials. Rheumatology (Print Edition), 48(5), 520-527. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Maher, C., Mackay, G. (2009). Global rating of change scales: a review of strengths and weaknesses and considerations for design. The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 17(3), 163-170. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Maher, C., Herbert, R., Hancock, M., Hush, J., Smeets, R. (2009). How little pain and disability do patients with low back pain have to experience to feel they have recovered? Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference Week APA 2009, Australia: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Kamper, S., Ostelo, R., Knol, D., de Vet, H., Maher, C., Hancock, M. (2009). Reliability and Validity of Global Perceived Effect Scales. 10th International Forum on Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain: LBP Forum X 2009, United States: Harvard School of Public Health.

2008

  • Kamper, S., Rebbeck, T., Maher, C., McAuley, J., Sterling, M. (2008). Course and prognostic factors of whiplash: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Pain, 138(3), 617-629. [More Information]
  • Machado, L., Kamper, S., Herbert, R., Maher, C., McAuley, J. (2008). Imperfect placebos are common in low back pain trials: a systematic review of the literature. European Spine Journal, 17(7), 889-904. [More Information]
  • Kamper, S., Machado, L., Herbert, R., Maher, C., McAuley, J. (2008). Trial methodology and patient characteristics did not influence the size of placebo effects on pain. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 61(3), 256-260. [More Information]

2006

  • Kamper, S., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., McAuley, J. (2006). Meta-analysis of exercise for chronic low back pain. 8th International Forum on Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain: LBP Forum VIII 2006.
  • Machado, L., Herbert, R., Kamper, S., Maher, C. (2006). Using placebo controls in low back pain research. Part 1: Acupuncture, manual therapy and exercise. International Forum VIII for Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain, N/A: N/A.

2005

  • Kamper, S., McAuley, J., Refshauge, K., Maher, C. (2005). Exercise interventions for chronic low back pain: systematic review and meta-analysis. International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) 11th World Congress on Pain, 2005, Australia: International Association for the Study of Pain Press.
  • Kamper, S., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., McAuley, J. (2005). Meta-analysis of exercise for chronic low back pain. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia 14th Biennial Conference 2005, Australia: Australian Physiotherapy Association.

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