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The January 2000 issue of Research Activities included the article "Back pain study examines pain intensity and functioning." Although the article correctly attributed AHRQ support for Richard A. Deyo, M.D., in his work on the project, it was misleading in its attribution of roles and support. The major funding for the Veterans Health Study and this analysis came from the Health Services Research and Development Program of the Veterans' Health Service. Xinhua Ren, Ph.D., was the lead investigator for this particular study, and Lewis Kazis, Ph.D., was the director of the parent Veterans Health Study. Drs. Ren and Kazis are based at the Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research (an HSR&D field program), Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bedford, MA.

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