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2020 Feb

J Eval Clin Pract



Operationalization of the new Pain and Disability Drivers Management model: A modified Delphi survey of multidisciplinary pain management experts.


Tousignant-Laflamme Y, Cook CE, Mathieu A, Naye F, Wellens F, Wideman T, Martel M-O, Lam O T-T
J Eval Clin Pract. 2020 Feb; 26(1):316-325.
PMID: 31270904.


We recently proposed the Pain and Disability Drivers Management (PDDM) model, which was designed to outline comprehensive factors driving pain and disability in low back pain (LBP). Although we have hypothesized and proposed 41 elements, which make up the model's five domains, we have yet to assess the external validity of the PDDM's elements by expert consensus.