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Human Studies

2020 Sep 21

Eur J Pain

The effect of in-session exposure in Fear-Avoidance treatment of chronic low back pain: A randomized controlled trial.


Ryum T, Hartmann H, Borchgrevink P, De Ridder K, Stiles TC
Eur J Pain. 2020 Sep 21.
PMID: 32964624.


Treatment based on the Fear-Avoidance (FA) model has been found to be effective with chronic low back pain (CLBP), and in-vivo exposure of fear evoking movements is proposed as a key change mechanism. Exposure tasks may be conducted in the session (in-session exposure; ISE), in other real life situations (between sessions exposure) as part of homework assignments, or both. Utilizing a randomized, controlled dismantling study design, the aim of this study was to examine the unique effects of ISE in FA-treatment of CLBP.