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Human Studies

2019 Aug 18

BMJ Open



RESTORE-Cognitive functional therapy with or without movement sensor biofeedback versus usual care for chronic, disabling low back pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.


Kent P, O'Sullivan P, Smith A, Haines T, Campbell A, McGregor AH, Hartvigsen J, O'Sullivan K, Vickery A, Caneiro JP, Schütze R, Laird RA, Attwell S, Hancock M
BMJ Open. 2019 Aug 18; 9(8):e031133.
PMID: 31427344.


Low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of disability globally and its costs exceed those of cancer and diabetes combined. Recent evidence suggests that individualised cognitive and movement rehabilitation combined with lifestyle advice (cognitive functional therapy (CFT)) may produce larger and more sustained effects than traditional approaches, and movement sensor biofeedback may enhance outcomes. Therefore, this three-arm randomised controlled trial (RCT) aims to compare the clinical effectiveness and economic efficiency of individualised CFT delivered with or without movement sensor biofeedback, with usual care for patients with chronic, disabling LBP.