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J Rehabil Med Clin Commun


Biopsychosocial Rehabilitation Treatment “Exposure ” for Patients with Painful Diabetic Neuropathy: Development of a Treatment Protocol.


van Laake-Geelen CCM, Smeets R J, van Meulenbroek T, den Hollander M, Goossens MEJB, Verbunt JA
J Rehabil Med Clin Commun. 2019; 2:1000015.
PMID: 33884116.


Painful diabetic neuropathy is associated with low quality of life, depression and anxiety. Patients are limited in their performance of activities of daily living due to fears related to their condition. Treatment modalities are needed to help patients cope with their pain and pain-related disability. Exposure is an effective treatment in other chronic pain syndromes, increasing patients' functional ability and quality of life. This paper presents an Exposure treatment protocol for patients with painful diabetic neuropathy.