Title: Lowering fear-avoidance and enhancing function through exposure in vivo - A multiple baseline study across six patients with back pain
Authors: Boersma, K ×
Linton, S
Overmeer, T
Jansson, M
Vlaeyen, Johannes
de Jong, J #
Issue Date: Mar-2004
Publisher: Elsevier science bv
Series Title: Pain vol:108 issue:1-2 pages:8-16
Abstract: This study investigated the effects of an exposure in vivo treatment for chronic pain patients with high levels of fear and avoidance. The fear-avoidance model offers an enticing explanation of why some back pain patients develop persistent disability, stressing the role of catastrophic interpretations; largely fueled by beliefs and expectations that activity will cause injury and will worsen the pain problem. Recently, an exposure in vivo treatment was developed that aims to enhance function by directly addressing these fears and expectations.
ISSN: 0304-3959
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Health Psychology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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