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2019 04 02

Cochrane Database Syst Rev


Psychological therapies (remotely delivered) for the management of chronic and recurrent pain in children and adolescents.


Fisher E, Law E, Dudeney J, Eccleston C, Palermo TM
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 04 02; 4:CD011118.
PMID: 30939227.


This is the first update of a review published in 2015, Issue 1. Chronic pain is common during childhood and adolescence and is associated with negative outcomes, such as increased severity of pain, reduced function, and low mood. Psychological therapies, traditionally delivered face-to-face with a therapist, are efficacious at reducing pain intensity and disability. To address barriers to treatment access, such as distance and cost of treatment, technology is being used to deliver these psychological therapies remotely. Therapies delivered remotely, such as via the Internet, computer-based programmes, and smartphone applications, can be used to deliver treatment to children and adolescents with chronic pain.