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Review of: Niknejad B et al. Association between psychological interventions and chronic pain outcomes in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Internal Med 2018;178:830–9.
Key learning points
This systematic review evaluated evidence from 22 clinical studies comparing one or more psychological interventions used to treat chronic pain.
Interventions involved cognitive behavioural therapy techniques including cognitive coping skills training, behavioural coping skills training and cognitive restructuring.
Small effect sizes were seen for pain, mood and functional outcomes.
Improvement in pain intensity persisted for up to 6 months.
Group-based delivery was associated with better outcomes.
A review of psychological approaches to managing chronic non-cancer pain in older adults showed small benefits in reducing pain intensity, reducing …
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Contributors DTB Team.