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Human Studies

2019 Jun 27

BMJ Open



Developing the Network Pain Rehabilitation Limburg: a feasibility study protocol.


Lamper C, Kroese M, Köke A, Ruwaard D, Verbunt J, Huijnen I
BMJ Open. 2019 Jun 27; 9(6):e025962.
PMID: 31248917.


Patients having chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) face challenges as mismatches often exist between the complexity of patient's pain problem and the rehabilitation treatment offered. This can result in less efficient care for the patient and increased medical shopping. The Network Pain Rehabilitation Limburg (NPRL), a transmural integrated healthcare network, will be designed to improve daily care for patients with CMP. NPRL focusses on improving patient's level of functioning despite pain by stimulating a biopsychosocial approach given by all involved healthcare professionals. A feasibility study will be performed which will give insight into the barriers and facilitators, perceived value, acceptability and implementation strategies for NPRL.