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Medication Optimization vs. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Veterans with Chronic Low Back Pain

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January 2023

Medication Optimization vs. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Veterans with Chronic Low Back Pain

Vol: 303| Issue: 1| Number:15| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Effect of Medication Optimization vs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Among US Veterans With Chronic Low Back Pain Receiving Long-term Opioid Therapy: A Randomized Clinical Trial

JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Nov; 5(11): e2242533.

Contributing Authors:
MA Bushey JE Slaven SD Outcalt K Kroenke C Kempf A Froman C Sargent B Baecher AJ Zillich TM Damush C Saha DD French MJ Bair

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Synopsis

Two-hundred and sixty-one military veterans with chronic low back pain who were prescribed long-term opioid treatment were randomized to receive a nurse care manager-administered medication optimization program (n=131) or psychologist-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT; n=130). The primary outcome of interest was the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) score and BPI intensity and interference sub...

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