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ACE Report #8902
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Mindfulness-based stress reduction improves pain/function vs. usual care for low back pain

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

Effect of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction vs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Usual Care on Back Pain and Functional Limitations in Adults With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial

JAMA. 2016 Mar 22-29;315(12):1240-9.

Contributing Authors: DC Cherkin KJ Sherman BH Balderson AJ Cook ML Anderson RJ Hawkes KE Hansen JA Turner

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342 patients with chronic, nonspecific low back pain were randomized to one of three study arms for the purpose of evaluating improvement in back pain-related functional limitations, back pain, and back pain bothersomeness after 8 weeks of conservative therapy: (1) mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), (2) cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and (3) usual care. The results demonstrated that ...

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