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Randomised controlled trial
Effects of an Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy programme on chronic pain patients
  1. Dave A Bergeron
  1. Université du Québec à Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
  1. Correspondence to: Dave A Bergeron, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Department of Nursing, 300, allée des Ursulines, Rimouski, Québec, Canada G5L 3A1; Dave_Bergeron{at}uqar.ca

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Implications for practice and research

  • Internet-delivered chronic pain (CP) management programmes are effective when integrated into existing health services.

  • Identification and validation of essential components of an Internet-delivered CP management programme, as well as characteristics of patients most likely (or not likely) to benefit from such a programme, should be the participants of future research.

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Many studies indicate benefits of biopsychosocial CP management programmes, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Patients cannot always access such programmes, however, and consequently are undertreated.1 Internet-delivered programmes built on the same principles, but with different levels of clinician support, could be an innovative approach that …

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