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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Biopsychosocial management of chronic low back pain patients with psychological assessment and management tools
Author(s): Harland, Nicholas
Lavallee, David
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Keywords: Chronic low back pain
biopsychosocial management
Issue Date: May-2003
Date Deposited: 27-Aug-2012
Citation: Harland N & Lavallee D (2003) Biopsychosocial management of chronic low back pain patients with psychological assessment and management tools. Physiotherapy, 89 (5), pp. 305-312.
Abstract: The volume of evidence questioning the efficacy of traditional treatment methods for chronic low back pain sufferers is equalled only by that condoning a more biopsychosocial approach to assessment and treatment. Unfortunately literature on this subject is often academic and does little to offer practical advice to clinicians on how they can apply psychosocial principles to practice. This paper briefly explores the reasons behind the increasing number of chronic back pain patients, reviews the psychological models relevant to understanding this client group, and offers basic practical advice on psychosocial assessment and treatment methods.
DOI Link: 10.1016/S0031-9406(05)60043-0
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Physiotherapy, Volume 89, Issue 5, May 2003, Pages 305–312. The original publication is available at

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