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2020 Sep 17

BMJ Open



Psychological interventions for chronic non-specific low back pain: protocol of a systematic review with network meta-analysis.


Ho E, Ferreira M, Chen L, Simic M, Ashton-James C, Comachio J, Hayden J, Ferreira P
BMJ Open. 2020 Sep 17; 10(9):e034996.
PMID: 32948543.


Psychological factors such as fear avoidance beliefs, depression, anxiety, catastrophic thinking and familial and social stress, have been associated with high disability levels in people with chronic low back pain (LBP). Guidelines endorse the integration of psychological interventions in the management of chronic LBP. However, uncertainty surrounds the comparative effectiveness of different psychological approaches. Network meta-analysis (NMA) allows comparison and ranking of numerous competing interventions for a given outcome of interest. Therefore, we will perform a systematic review with a NMA to determine which type of psychological intervention is most effective for adults with chronic non-specific LBP.