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August/September 2011 (vol. 08/2)

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e-CBT for chronic back pain

A 12-week internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy intervention showed significant but limited benefits for patients with chronic back pain. Fifty-four people took part in the study, 26 were randomised to a self-help, CBT-based management programme, and 28 to a control group. Outcome measures included coping strategies, pain beliefs, hospital anxiety and depression and quality-of-life scales, but only two significant effects were observed: catastrophising and quality-of-life scores.

Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2011; 43: 500–505.

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Occupational Health at Work August/September 2011 (vol. 08/2) pp42-43