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2020 Mar

Pain Pract



Goal identification before Spinal Cord Stimulation: a qualitative exploration in potential candidates.


Goudman L, Bruzzo A, van de Sande J, Moens M
Pain Pract. 2020 Mar; 20(3):247-254.
PMID: 31610085.


Due to the difficulties encountered in the treatment process of patients with chronic pain, it is of utmost importance to involve patients themselves in their rehabilitation trajectory. Patient engagement can be obtained by motivating patients to select their own treatment goals. We hypothesize that applying goalsetting, as a form of patient empowerment, in potential candidates for Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) may further improve the outcome of SCS. As a first step in creating patient empowerment, patients' goals that they aim to achieve with SCS will be explored.