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2022 Dec

Internet Interv


From the identification of biopsychosocial risk factors to an increase in pain-related self-efficacy (IDRIS) – The online-based conveyance of an explanatory model for chronic back pain: Study protocol of a cohort multiple randomized controlled trial.


Back pain has a high global prevalence and carries a substantial risk for chronification. Biopsychosocial factors are assumed to be critical in the transition from acute to chronic back pain. Digital interventions are a promising tool to educate patients about their complaints. Thus, providing patients with an explanatory model regarding their individual risk factors in the early stage of their complaints via the internet might thus be a valuable approach in treatment.