Pain biology education and exercise classes compared to pain biology education alone for individuals with chronic low back pain: a pilot randomised controlled trial

Cormac G. Ryan, Heather Gray, Mary Newton, Malcolm H. Granat

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Abstract

The aim of this single-blind pilot RCT was to investigate the effect of pain biology education and group exercise classes compared to pain biology education alone for individuals with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Participants with CLBP were randomised to a pain biology education and group exercise classes group (EDEX) [n = 20] or a pain biology education only group (ED) [n = 18]. The primary outcome was pain (0–100 numerical rating scale), and self-reported function assessed using the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire, measured at pre-intervention, post-intervention and three month follow up. Secondary outcome measures were pain self-efficacy, pain related fear, physical performance testing and free-living activity monitoring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-387
Number of pages6
JournalManual Therapy
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2010

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Keywords

  • chronic back pain
  • exercise
  • pain biology
  • education

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