Reduction of pain-related fear in complex regional pain syndrome type I: The application of graded exposure in vivo

@article{Jong2005ReductionOP,
  title={Reduction of pain-related fear in complex regional pain syndrome type I: The application of graded exposure in vivo},
  author={J. De Jong and Johan W. S. Vlaeyen and Patrick Onghena and Corine Cuypers and Joop M Ruijgrok},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2005},
  volume={116},
  pages={264-275}
}
Fear of (re)injury/movement has been identified as a potential predictor of chronic disability in complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS-I). In order to reduce pain-related fears and pain disability, graded exposure in vivo (GEXP) is likely to be an appropriate treatment. Indeed, there is evidence that in chronic pain patients reporting substantial fear of (re)injury/movement, GEXP is successful in reducing pain disability. However, the efficacy of exposure-based protocols in the treatment… CONTINUE READING

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