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Papers: 7 Jan 2023 - 13 Jan 2023


Human Studies


Front Pain Res (Lausanne)


Body movement as a biomarker for use in chronic pain rehabilitation: An embedded analysis of an RCT of a virtual reality solution for adults with chronic pain.


Liikkanen S, Mäkinen M, Huttunen T, Sarapohja T, Stenfors C, Eccleston C
Front Pain Res (Lausanne). 2022; 3:1085791.
PMID: 36606032.


Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a major public health problem. Reliably measuring the effects of chronic pain on movement and activity, and any changes due to treatment, is a healthcare challenge. A recently published paper demonstrated that a novel digital therapeutic (DTxP) was efficacious in reducing fear of movement and increasing the quality of life of adult patients with moderate to severe CLBP. In this paper, we report a study of how data from wearable devices collected in this study could be used as a digital measure for use in studies of chronic low back pain.