Research Updates

School of pain

Andrea Thompson

How effective is individual patient education for people with low back pain?

Take Home Messages: An individual oral educational intervention of 2.5 hours is useful to hasten return to work outcomes in workers with acute or subacute low back pain. Simple patient education sessions of shorter duration or written information do not seem to be as effective as a single intensive 2.5 hour session. They do not do harm if they are evidence based and up-to-date, there is no reason not to use oral and written educa...

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