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ACE Report #6011
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Cognitive-behavioural therapy provides significant benefits following lumbar fusion

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Management of catastrophising and kinesiophobia improves rehabilitation after fusion for lumbar spondylolisthesis and stenosis. A randomised controlled trial

Eur Spine J. 2014 Jan;23(1):87-95. doi: 10.1007/s00586-013-2889-z. Epub 2013 Jul 9

Contributing Authors: M Monticone S Ferrante M Teli B Rocca C Foti A Lovi M Brayda Bruno

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130 patients who underwent lumbar fusion for lumbar spondylothesis or lumbar spinal stenosis were randomized to a postoperative rehabilitation program of either combined exercise and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), or exercise alone. The purpose of this study was to investigate if a 4 week program of CBT offered benefits to patients in terms of disability, pain, kinesiophobia, catastrophising...

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