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Recommendation ID: CG88/2
Question: Delivery of patient education:- How can education be delivered effectively for people with persistent non-specific low back pain?
Page: 17
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Why this is important:- Improved understanding of low back pain and its management are identified as key components of care by both patients and healthcare professionals. This guideline emphasises the importance of patient choice, which can only be exercised effectively if people have an adequate understanding of the available options. Extensive research literature addresses the education of adults using a wide variety of techniques, but studies of patient education for people with low back pain have focused almost exclusively on written information. Little evidence is available as to whether such materials are the most effective way to deliver educational goals. Interdisciplinary projects combining educational and healthcare research methodologies should: ? identify appropriate goals and techniques for the education of people with low back pain ? determine efficacy in achieving educational goals ? determine effects on clinical outcomes, including pain, distress and disability.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance: Low back pain
Number: CG88
Date issued: May 2009

Research needed into:

Effectiveness of treatment: No
Cost of treatment: No
Implementation of treatment: No
Quality of life: No
Methods of research: No

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?: No
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?: No
Recommendation priority: Unrated
Recommendation status: Research Pending
Notes: Heading incroporated into text
Date this record updated: 30-04-2010

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