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Human Studies

2021 Feb 02

Clin J Pain

Behavioral Test (BAT-Back): Preliminary Evidence for a Successful Predictor of Treatment Outcome after Exposure Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain.


Although several questionnaires assessing fear of movement exist, it still is challenging to identify individuals who might benefit more from exposure for chronic pain than from other psychological approaches, and vice versa. Psychological approaches for chronic pain cannot advance towards the often called-for "tailored approaches" because of limited knowledge about treatment predictors. Our aim was to evaluate the additional predictive value of avoidance behavior based on behavioral observation.