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Papers: 25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024


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Effects of pain education on disability, pain, quality of life, and self-efficacy in chronic low back pain: A randomized controlled trial.


Sidiq M, Muzaffar T, Janakiraman B, Masoodi S, Vasanthi RK, Ramachandran A, Bansal N, Chahal A, Kashoo FZ, Rizvi MR, Sharma A, Rai RH, Verma R, Sharma M, Alam S, Vajrala KR, Sharma J, Muthukrishnan R


Low back pain stands as a prevalent contributor to pain-related disability on a global scale. In addressing chronic low back pain (CLBP), there is a growing emphasis on incorporating psychological strategies into the management process. Among these, pain education interventions strive to reshape pain beliefs and mitigate the perceived threat of pain. This randomized controlled trial sought to assess the effects of pain education on various aspects, including pain levels, disability, quality of life, self-efficacy, and prognostic characteristics in individuals grappling with CLBP.