notes (if applicable):
|Why this is important:- The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of psychological treatments for people with persistent non-specific low back pain is not known. Data from randomised controlled trials studying people with a mixture of painful disorders, and other research, suggest that such treatments may be helpful for non-specific low back pain, but there are few robust data relating specifically to back pain.
â?¢ use randomised controlled trials to test the effect of adding psychological treatment to other treatments for non-specific low back pain
â?¢ test individual and/or group treatments
â?¢ clearly describe the psychological treatments tested and provide a robust theoretical justification for them.
If possible, the comparative effectiveness and cost effectiveness of different psychological treatments should be tested; for example, group compared with individual treatment, or treatment approaches based on different theories.