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Lowering fear-avoidance and enhancing function through exposure in vivo: A multiple baseline study across six patients with back pain
&NA; This study investigated the effects of an exposure in vivo treatment for chronic pain patients with high levels of fear and avoidance. The fear‐avoidance model offers an enticing explanation of… Expand
A randomized controlled trial of exposure in vivo for patients with spinal pain reporting fear of work‐related activities
- S. Linton, K. Boersma, M. Jansson, Thomas Overmeer, K. Lindblom, J. Vlaeyen
- European journal of pain
- 1 August 2008
Background: Pain‐related fear is related to disability in persistent pain conditions. Exposure treatment has been reported to be of great benefit in replicated single case experiments.
Do physical therapists change their beliefs, attitudes, knowledge, skills and behaviour after a biopsychosocially orientated university course?
- Thomas Overmeer, K. Boersma, C. Main, S. Linton
- Journal of evaluation in clinical practice
- 1 August 2009
AIM The aim of this study is to examine the effects of an 8-day university-based training course, aimed at identifying and addressing psychosocial prognostic factors during physiotherapy treatment,… Expand
Graded In Vivo Exposure Treatment for Fear-Avoidant Pain Patients with Functional Disability: A Case Study
This single-subject study attempts to replicate the effects of in vivo exposure for pain patients with functional difficulties. Fear-avoidance is a clear risk factor related to dysfunction associated… Expand
Does Teaching Physical Therapists to Deliver a Biopsychosocial Treatment Program Result in Better Patient Outcomes? A Randomized Controlled Trial
Background Psychosocial prognostic factors are important in the development of chronic pain, but treatment providers often lack knowledge and skills to assess and address these risk factors.… Expand
Implementing psychosocial factors in physical therapy treatment for patients with musculoskeletal pain in primary care
- Thomas Overmeer
This dissertation focuses on 2 parts: 1) Whether evidence-based guidelines are recognized and integrated into clinical practice in primary care and 2) Whether a university course aimed at teaching ...
Do Evidence-Based Guidelines Have an Impact in Primary Care? A Cross-Sectional Study of Swedish Physicians and Physiotherapists
- Thomas Overmeer, S. Linton, Lennart Holmquist, Martin Eriksson, P. Engfeldt
- 1 January 2005
Study Design. A cross-sectional study of physicians and physiotherapists in primary care. Objectives. To survey how familiar clinicians were with evidence-based guidelines for back pain and their… Expand
Relationship Among Pain Catastrophizing, Depressed Mood, and Outcomes Across Physical Therapy Treatments
Background Pain catastrophizing and emotional distress can act as prognostic factors for pain and disability. Research on how these variables interact within individuals and over time is in an early… Expand
Effects of neck-specific exercise with or without a behavioural approach in addition to prescribed physical activity for individuals with chronic whiplash-associated disorders: a prospective…
- A. Peolsson, Maria Landén Ludvigsson, +5 authors G. Peterson
- BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
- 30 October 2013
BackgroundUp to 50% of chronic whiplash associated disorders (WAD) patients experience considerable pain and disability and remain on sick-leave. No evidence supports the use of physiotherapy… Expand
Do physical therapists recognise established risk factors? Swedish physical therapists’ evaluation in comparison to guidelines
Background and purpose The Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care has widely distributed the most recent Swedish evidence-based review on neck and back pain. In this review psychos… Expand