Can an early confrontation of patients’ fear and beliefs about low back pain lead to better outcomes?
Hypothesis: A one-time treatment geared toward confronting fear and negative pain beliefs will result in reduced pain interference and fatigue, and increased physical function and self-efficacy, as well as guide patients from fear avoidance behavior to active life participation.
Broyles, Tracy; Stein, Emily; Swanson, Talisa; Kuzmickas, Rusne; Houck, Jeff; Kang, Daniel; and Philbrook, Li-Zandre, "Effect of a One-Time Cognitive Functional Therapy Intervention in Patients with Moderate to High Risk of Chronic Low Back Pain: Case Series Study" (2019). Student-Faculty Research - School of Physical Therapy. 22.