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Gregory Evan Hicks

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Delaware
DepartmentPhysical Therapy
Phone302-831-2690
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    R21HD057274     (HICKS, GREGORY E)Sep 5, 2008 - Jul 31, 2010
    NIH/NICHD
    Trunk Muscle Training+NMES: Improving Function in Elders With Chronic Back Pain
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AG041202     (HICKS, GREGORY E)Aug 1, 2012 - May 31, 2022
    NIH/NIA
    Chronic Low Back Pain in Older Adults: The Role of Co-Existing Hip Impairments
    Role: Principal Investigator

    U54GM104941     (HICKS, GREGORY E)Sep 25, 2013 - May 31, 2018
    NIH/NIGMS
    Delaware Clinical and Translational Research ACCEL Program
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Beisheim EH, Seth M, Horne JR, Hicks GE, Pohlig RT, Sions JM. Sex-specific Differences in Multisite Pain Presentation among Adults with Lower-Limb Loss. Pain Pract. 2020 Nov 29. PMID: 33251680.
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    2. Rathbun AM, Magaziner J, Shardell MD, Beck TJ, Yerges-Armstrong LM, Orwig D, Hicks GE, Ryan AS, Hochberg MC. Differences in geometric strength at the contralateral hip between men with hip fracture and non-fractured comparators. Bone. 2019 Dec 05; 132:115187. PMID: 31812699.
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    3. Sung W, Hicks GE, Ebaugh D, Smith SS, Stackhouse S, Wattananon P, Silfies SP. Individuals With and Without Low Back Pain Use Different Motor Control Strategies to Achieve Spinal Stiffness During the Prone Instability Test. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2019 Aug 03; 1-29. PMID: 31378122.
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    4. Sions JM, Crippen DC, Hicks GE, Alroumi AM, Manal TJ, Pohlig RT. Exploring Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Intensity Effects on Multifidus Muscle Activity in Adults With Chronic Low Back Pain: An Ultrasound Imaging-Informed Investigation. Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord. 2019; 12:1179544119849570. PMID: 31205429.
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    5. Coyle PC, Pugliese JM, Sions JM, Eskander MS, Schrack JA, Hicks GE. Pain Provocation and the Energy Cost of Walking: A Matched Comparison Study of Older Adults With and Without Chronic Low Back Pain With Radiculopathy. J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2019 Apr 15. PMID: 30998562.
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    6. Hicks GE. Addressing Balance, Mobility and Falls: Are We Moving the Needle on Fall Prevention? J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2019 Mar 20. PMID: 30892593.
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    7. Hicks GE, Shardell MD, Miller RR, Eastlack M, Orwig DL, Goodpaster BH, Chomentowski PJ, Hochberg MC, Rathbun AM, Cauley JA, Harris T, Satterfield S, Schafer AL, Magaziner J. Trunk Muscle Composition 2 Months After Hip Fracture: Findings From the Baltimore Hip Studies. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Dec 19. PMID: 30578772.
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    8. Simon CB, Hicks GE. Paradigm Shift in Geriatric Low Back Pain Management: Integrating Influences, Experiences, and Consequences. Phys Ther. 2018 May 01; 98(5):434-446. PMID: 29669088.
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    9. Coyle PC, Pugliese JM, Sions JM, Eskander MS, Schrack JA, Hicks GE. Energy Impairments in Older Adults with Low Back Pain and Radiculopathy: A Matched Case-Control Study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Apr 23. PMID: 29698638.
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    10. Pugliese JM, Sions JM, Velasco TO, Hicks GE. Use of trunk muscle training and neuromuscular electrical stimulation to reduce pain and disability in an older adult with chronic low back pain: A case report. Physiother Theory Pract. 2018 Apr 04; 1-8. PMID: 29617180.
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    11. Rathbun AM, Shardell MD, Stuart EA, Gruber-Baldini AL, Orwig D, Ostir GV, Hicks GE, Hochberg MC, Magaziner J. Persistence of depressive symptoms and gait speed recovery in older adults after hip fracture. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 Feb 26. PMID: 29480573.
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    12. Resnick B, Hebel JR, Gruber-Baldini AL, Hicks GE, Hochberg MC, Orwig D, Eastlack M, Magaziner J. The impact of body composition, pain and resilience on physical activity, physical function and physical performance at 2 months post hip fracture. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2018 Feb 15; 76:34-40. PMID: 29455057.
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    13. Simonsick EM, Aronson B, Schrack JA, Hicks GE, Jerome GJ, Patel KV, Studenski SA, Ferrucci L. Lumbopelvic Pain and Threats to Walking Ability in Well-Functioning Older Adults: Findings from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Feb 07. PMID: 29411349.
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    14. Wattananon P, Ebaugh D, Biely SA, Smith SS, Hicks GE, Silfies SP. Kinematic characterization of clinically observed aberrant movement patterns in patients with non-specific low back pain: a cross-sectional study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2017 Nov 15; 18(1):455. PMID: 29141615.
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    15. Hicks GE, Sions JM, Velasco TO. Hip Symptoms, Physical Performance, and Health Status in Older Adults With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Preliminary Investigation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Oct 27. PMID: 29111171.
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    16. Coyle PC, Schrack JA, Hicks GE. Pain Energy Model of Mobility Limitation in the Older Adult. Pain Med. 2017 May 22. PMID: 28531299.
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    17. Sions JM, Hicks GE. Back Stiffness Is Associated with Physical Health and Low Back Pain-Related Disability in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Pain Med. 2017 May 01; 18(5):866-870. PMID: 27288949.
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    18. Hicks GE, Sions JM, Coyle PC, Pohlig RT. Altered spatiotemporal characteristics of gait in older adults with chronic low back pain. Gait Posture. 2017 Jun; 55:172-176. PMID: 28458149.
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    19. Sions JM, Elliott JM, Pohlig RT, Hicks GE. Trunk Muscle Characteristics of the Multifidi, Erector Spinae, Psoas, and Quadratus Lumborum in Older Adults With and Without Chronic Low Back Pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017 Mar; 47(3):173-179. PMID: 28158957.
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    20. Coyle PC, Velasco T, Sions JM, Hicks GE. Lumbar Mobility and Performance-Based Function: An Investigation in Older Adults with and without Chronic Low Back Pain. Pain Med. 2017 Jan 01; 18(1):161-168. PMID: 27346888.
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    21. Hicks GE, Sions JM, Velasco TO, Manal TJ. Trunk Muscle Training Augmented With Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Appears to Improve Function in Older Adults With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Preliminary Trial. Clin J Pain. 2016 Oct; 32(10):898-906. PMID: 26736024.
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    22. Rathbun AM, Shardell M, Orwig D, Gruber-Baldini AL, Ostir G, Hicks GE, Miller RR, Hochberg MC, Magaziner J. Effects of Prefracture Depressive Illness and Postfracture Depressive Symptoms on Physical Performance After Hip Fracture. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Nov; 64(11):e171-e176. PMID: 27673273.
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    23. Sions JM, Coyle PC, Velasco TO, Elliott JM, Hicks GE. Multifidi Muscle Characteristics and Physical Function Among Older Adults With and Without Chronic Low Back Pain. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Aug 30. PMID: 27590444.
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    24. Rathbun AM, Shardell M, Orwig D, Hebel JR, Hicks GE, Beck TJ, Magaziner J, Hochberg MC. Difference in the trajectory of change in bone geometry as measured by hip structural analysis in the narrow neck, intertrochanteric region, and femoral shaft between men and women following hip fracture. Bone. 2016 Nov; 92:124-131. PMID: 27569519.
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    25. Resnick B, Klinedinst NJ, Yerges-Armstrong L, Magaziner J, Orwig D, Hochberg MC, Gruber-Baldini AL, Hicks GE, Dorsey SG. Pain, Genes, and Function in the Post-Hip Fracture Period. Pain Manag Nurs. 2016 Jun; 17(3):181-96. PMID: 27283266.
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    26. Rathbun AM, Shardell M, Orwig D, Hebel JR, Hicks GE, Beck T, Hochberg MC, Magaziner J. Differences in the trajectory of bone mineral density change measured at the total hip and femoral neck between men and women following hip fracture. Arch Osteoporos. 2016 Dec; 11(1):9. PMID: 26847627.
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    27. Sions JM, Teyhen DS, Hicks GE. Criterion Validity of Ultrasound Imaging: Assessment of Multifidi Cross-Sectional Area in Older Adults With and Without Chronic Low Back Pain. J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2015 Dec 23. PMID: 26703525.
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    28. Sions JM, Smith AC, Hicks GE, Elliott JM. Trunk Muscle Size and Composition Assessment in Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain: An Intra-Examiner and Inter-Examiner Reliability Study. Pain Med. 2016 Aug; 17(8):1436-46. PMID: 26814258.
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    29. Miller RR, Eastlack M, Hicks GE, Alley DE, Shardell MD, Orwig DL, Goodpaster BH, Chomentowski PJ, Hawkes WG, Hochberg MC, Ferrucci L, Magaziner J. Asymmetry in CT Scan Measures of Thigh Muscle 2 Months After Hip Fracture: The Baltimore Hip Studies. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Jun; 70(6):753-6. PMID: 25958401.
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    30. Miller RR, Eastlack M, Hicks GE, Alley DE, Shardell MD, Orwig DL, Goodpaster BH, Chomentowski PJ, Hawkes WG, Hochberg MC, Ferrucci L, Magaziner J. Asymmetry in CT Scan Measures of Thigh Muscle 2 Months After Hip Fracture: The Baltimore Hip Studies. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Oct; 70(10):1276-80. PMID: 25969469.
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    31. Shardell M, Semba RD, Kalyani RR, Hicks GE, Bandinelli S, Ferrucci L. Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D, Plasma Klotho, and Lower-Extremity Physical Performance Among Older Adults: Findings From the InCHIANTI Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Sep; 70(9):1156-62. PMID: 25748032.
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    32. Sions JM, Velasco TO, Teyhen DS, Hicks GE. Reliability of ultrasound imaging for the assessment of lumbar multifidi thickness in older adults with chronic low back pain. J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2015 Jan-Mar; 38(1):33-9. PMID: 24743751.
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    33. Coyle PC, Sions JM, Velasco T, Hicks GE. Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Population Vulnerable to Frailty? J Frailty Aging. 2015; 4(4):188-90. PMID: 27031017.
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    34. Shardell M, Hicks GE, Ferrucci L. Doubly robust estimation and causal inference in longitudinal studies with dropout and truncation by death. Biostatistics. 2015 Jan; 16(1):155-68. PMID: 24997309.
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    35. Shardell M, Hicks GE. Statistical analysis with missing exposure data measured by proxy respondents: a misclassification problem within a missing-data problem. Stat Med. 2014 Nov 9; 33(25):4437-52. PMID: 24935824.
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    36. Sions JM, Velasco TO, Teyhen DS, Hicks GE. Ultrasound imaging: intraexaminer and interexaminer reliability for multifidus muscle thickness assessment in adults aged 60 to 85 years versus younger adults. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Jun; 44(6):425-34. PMID: 24766356.
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    37. Biely SA, Silfies SP, Smith SS, Hicks GE. Clinical observation of standing trunk movements: what do the aberrant movement patterns tell us? J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Apr; 44(4):262-72. PMID: 24450372.
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    38. Shardell M, Simonsick EM, Hicks GE, Resnick B, Ferrucci L, Magaziner J. Sensitivity analysis for nonignorable missingness and outcome misclassification from proxy reports. Epidemiology. 2013 Mar; 24(2):215-23. PMID: 23348065.
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    39. Hicks GE, Benvenuti F, Fiaschi V, Lombardi B, Segenni L, Stuart M, Pretzer-Aboff I, Gianfranco G, Macchi C. Adherence to a community-based exercise program is a strong predictor of improved back pain status in older adults: an observational study. Clin J Pain. 2012 Mar-Apr; 28(3):195-203. PMID: 21750458.
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    40. D'Adamo CR, Miller RR, Shardell MD, Orwig DL, Hochberg MC, Ferrucci L, Semba RD, Yu-Yahiro JA, Magaziner J, Hicks GE. Higher serum concentrations of dietary antioxidants are associated with lower levels of inflammatory biomarkers during the year after hip fracture. Clin Nutr. 2012 Oct; 31(5):659-65. PMID: 22365613.
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    41. Shardell M, D'Adamo C, Alley DE, Miller RR, Hicks GE, Milaneschi Y, Semba RD, Cherubini A, Bandinelli S, Ferrucci L. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, transitions between frailty states, and mortality in older adults: the Invecchiare in Chianti Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Feb; 60(2):256-64. PMID: 22283177.
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    42. Shardell M, Alley DE, Miller RR, Hicks GE, Magaziner J. Comparing reports from hip-fracture patients and their proxies: implications on evaluating sex differences in disability and depressive symptoms. J Aging Health. 2012 Apr; 24(3):367-83. PMID: 22210805.
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    43. Katzman W, Cawthon P, Hicks GE, Vittinghoff E, Shepherd J, Cauley JA, Harris T, Simonsick EM, Strotmeyer E, Womack C, Kado DM. Association of spinal muscle composition and prevalence of hyperkyphosis in healthy community-dwelling older men and women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012 Feb; 67(2):191-5. PMID: 21878482.
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    44. Alley DE, Hicks GE, Shardell M, Hawkes W, Miller R, Craik RL, Mangione KK, Orwig D, Hochberg M, Resnick B, Magaziner J. Meaningful improvement in gait speed in hip fracture recovery. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Sep; 59(9):1650-7. PMID: 21883109.
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    45. Hicks GE. Invited commentary on "low interrater reliability of examiners performing the prone instability test: a clinical test for lumbar shear instability". Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Jun; 92(6):920-2. PMID: 21621669.
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    46. Hicks GE, Shardell M, Alley DE, Miller RR, Bandinelli S, Guralnik J, Lauretani F, Simonsick EM, Ferrucci L. Absolute strength and loss of strength as predictors of mobility decline in older adults: the InCHIANTI study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012 Jan; 67(1):66-73. PMID: 21546582.
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    47. D'Adamo CR, Miller RR, Hicks GE, Orwig DL, Hochberg MC, Semba RD, Yu-Yahiro JA, Ferrucci L, Magaziner J, Shardell MD. Serum vitamin E concentrations and recovery of physical function during the year after hip fracture. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2011 Jul; 66(7):784-93. PMID: 21486921.
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    48. Shardell MD, Alley DE, Hicks GE, El-Kamary SS, Miller RR, Semba RD, Ferrucci L. Low-serum carotenoid concentrations and carotenoid interactions predict mortality in US adults: the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Nutr Res. 2011 Mar; 31(3):178-89. PMID: 21481711.
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    49. D'Adamo CR, Shardell MD, Hicks GE, Orwig DL, Hochberg MC, Semba RD, Yu-Yahiro JA, Ferrucci L, Magaziner JS, Miller RR. Serum vitamin E concentrations among highly functioning hip fracture patients are higher than in nonfracture controls. Nutr Res. 2011 Mar; 31(3):205-14. PMID: 21481714.
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    50. Sions JM, Hicks GE. Fear-avoidance beliefs are associated with disability in older American adults with low back pain. Phys Ther. 2011 Apr; 91(4):525-34. PMID: 21350033.
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    51. Kesar TM, Binder-Macleod SA, Hicks GE, Reisman DS. Minimal detectable change for gait variables collected during treadmill walking in individuals post-stroke. Gait Posture. 2011 Feb; 33(2):314-7. PMID: 21183350.
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    52. Sabol VK, Resnick B, Galik E, Gruber-Baldini AL, Morton PG, Hicks GE. Exploring the factors that influence functional performance among nursing home residents. J Aging Health. 2011 Feb; 23(1):112-34. PMID: 20921327.
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    53. Shardell M, Hicks GE, Miller RR, Magaziner J. Semiparametric regression models for repeated measures of mortal cohorts with non-monotone missing outcomes and time-dependent covariates. Stat Med. 2010 Sep 30; 29(22):2282-96. PMID: 20564729.
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    54. Shardell M, Hicks GE, Miller RR, Langenberg P, Magaziner J. Pattern-mixture models for analyzing normal outcome data with proxy respondents. Stat Med. 2010 Jun 30; 29(14):1522-38. PMID: 20535763.
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    55. Sabol VK, Resnick B, Galik E, Gruber-Baldini A, Morton PG, Hicks GE. Anemia and its impact on function in nursing home residents: what do we know? J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2010 Jan; 22(1):3-16. PMID: 20074191.
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    56. Miller RR, Ballew SH, Shardell MD, Hicks GE, Hawkes WG, Resnick B, Magaziner J. Repeat falls and the recovery of social participation in the year post-hip fracture. Age Ageing. 2009 Sep; 38(5):570-5. PMID: 19586976.
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    57. Hicks GE, Morone N, Weiner DK. Degenerative lumbar disc and facet disease in older adults: prevalence and clinical correlates. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 May 20; 34(12):1301-6. PMID: 19455005.
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    58. Shardell M, Hicks GE, Miller RR, Kritchevsky S, Andersen D, Bandinelli S, Cherubini A, Ferrucci L. Association of low vitamin D levels with the frailty syndrome in men and women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2009 Jan; 64(1):69-75. PMID: 19164273.
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    59. Hicks GE, Manal TJ. Psychometric properties of commonly used low back disability questionnaires: are they useful for older adults with low back pain? Pain Med. 2009 Jan; 10(1):85-94. PMID: 19222773.
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    60. Hicks GE, Gaines JM, Shardell M, Simonsick EM. Associations of back and leg pain with health status and functional capacity of older adults: findings from the retirement community back pain study. Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Sep 15; 59(9):1306-13. PMID: 18759261.
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    61. Miller RR, Shardell MD, Hicks GE, Cappola AR, Hawkes WG, Yu-Yahiro JA, Magaziner J. Association between interleukin-6 and lower extremity function after hip fracture--the role of muscle mass and strength. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Jun; 56(6):1050-6. PMID: 18410321.
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    62. Hicks GE, Shardell M, Miller RR, Bandinelli S, Guralnik J, Cherubini A, Lauretani F, Ferrucci L. Associations between vitamin D status and pain in older adults: the Invecchiare in Chianti study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 May; 56(5):785-91. PMID: 18331295.
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    63. Miller RR, Hicks GE, Shardell MD, Cappola AR, Hawkes WG, Yu-Yahiro JA, Keegan A, Magaziner J. Association of serum vitamin D levels with inflammatory response following hip fracture: the Baltimore Hip Studies. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2007 Dec; 62(12):1402-6. PMID: 18166692.
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    64. Hicks GE, George SZ, Nevitt MA, Cauley JA, Vogt MT. Measurement of lumbar lordosis: inter-rater reliability, minimum detectable change and longitudinal variation. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2006 Oct; 19(7):501-6. PMID: 17021414.
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    65. Ericksen JJ, Bean JF, Kiely DK, Hicks GE, Leveille SG. Does gynecologic surgery contribute to low back problems in later life? An analysis of the women's health and aging study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Feb; 87(2):172-6. PMID: 16442968.
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    66. Hicks GE, Simonsick EM, Harris TB, Newman AB, Weiner DK, Nevitt MA, Tylavsky FA. Trunk muscle composition as a predictor of reduced functional capacity in the health, aging and body composition study: the moderating role of back pain. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005 Nov; 60(11):1420-4. PMID: 16339328.
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    67. Hicks GE, Fritz JM, Delitto A, McGill SM. Preliminary development of a clinical prediction rule for determining which patients with low back pain will respond to a stabilization exercise program. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2005 Sep; 86(9):1753-62. PMID: 16181938.
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    68. Hicks GE, Simonsick EM, Harris TB, Newman AB, Weiner DK, Nevitt MA, Tylavsky FA. Cross-sectional associations between trunk muscle composition, back pain, and physical function in the health, aging and body composition study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2005 Jul; 60(7):882-7. PMID: 16079212.
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    69. Hicks GE, Fritz JM, Delitto A, Mishock J. Interrater reliability of clinical examination measures for identification of lumbar segmental instability. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2003 Dec; 84(12):1858-64. PMID: 14669195.
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    70. George SZ, Hicks GE, Nevitt MA, Cauley JA, Vogt MT. The relationship between lumbar lordosis and radiologic variables and lumbar lordosis and clinical variables in elderly, African-American women. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2003 Apr; 16(2):200-6. PMID: 12679677.
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