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2022 Mar 02

Pain Med

The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) in Pain Trial: A randomized controlled trial of IPS for patients with chronic pain conditions.


Sveinsdottir V, Jacobsen H B, Ljosaa T M, Linnemørken L T B, Knutzen T, Ghiasvand R, Reme S E
Pain Med. 2022 Mar 02.
PMID: 35234931.


Although complex pain conditions require an interdisciplinary approach, employment services are rarely provided in pain centers. Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an effective approach to increase work participation among patients with severe mental illness, and recent evidence suggests that this method may be successfully repurposed to new target groups.We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of IPS integrated with interdisciplinary treatment as usual (TAU) for patients with chronic pain in a tertiary pain center.