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Recommendation ID: CG88/5
Question: Psychological treatments:- What is the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of psychological treatments as monotherapy for persistent non-specific low back pain?
Page: 18
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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. Research should: ? use randomised controlled trials to test the effect of adding psychological treatment to other treatments for non-specific low back pain ? test individual and/or group treatments ? 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.

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 integrated into text
Date this record updated: 30-04-2010

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