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Effect of a pain diary use on recovery from acute whiplash injury: a cohort study

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Ferrari, R., Louw, D. Effect of a pain diary use on recovery from acute whiplash injury: a cohort study. J. Zhejiang Univ. Sci. B 14, 1049–1053 (2013).

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