Reduction of pain catastrophizing mediates the outcome of both physical and cognitive-behavioral treatment in chronic low back pain.

@article{Smeets2006ReductionOP,
  title={Reduction of pain catastrophizing mediates the outcome of both physical and cognitive-behavioral treatment in chronic low back pain.},
  author={Rob Smeets and Johan W. S. Vlaeyen and Arnold D. M. Kester and J. Andr{\'e} Knottnerus},
  journal={The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={261-71}
}
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to examine whether treatments based on different theories change pain catastrophizing and internal control of pain, and whether changes in these factors mediate treatment outcome. Participants were 211 patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain (CLBP) participating in a randomized controlled trial, attending active physical treatment (APT, n = 52), cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT, n = 55), treatment combining the APT and CBT (CT, n = 55), or waiting… CONTINUE READING
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