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Commentary on: Ng W, Slater H, Starcevich C et al. Barriers and enablers influencing healthcare professionals’ adoption of a biopsychosocial approach to musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review and qualitative evidence synthesis. Pain 2021; 162:2154–85. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002217
Implications for practice and research
Training for healthcare professionals is needed to develop their competences.
Research is needed to aim understanding of patient-related factors to enable a meaningful adoption of biopsychosocial approaches to pain management.
The biopsychosocial model of care can be defined as a clinical approach that systematically considers biological, psychological and social factors and their complex interactions in understanding health, illness and health care delivery.1 To provide holistic care in long-term conditions, the biopsychosocial approach to care is recommended.2 3 However, there is a gap between the evidence supporting this approach in pain management and its …
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