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Neurobiology, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2023 Mar 06

Respir Med


Non-pharmacological and non-invasive interventions for chronic pain in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review without meta-analysis.


Morris JR, Harrison SL, Robinson J, Martin D, Avery L


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is complicated by chronic pain. People with COPD report higher pain prevalence than the general population. Despite this, chronic pain management is not reflected in current COPD clinical guidelines and pharmacological treatments are often ineffective. We conducted a systematic review that aimed to establish the efficacy of existing non-pharmacological and non-invasive interventions on pain and identify behaviour change techniques (BCTs) associated with effective pain management.