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Research Outcomes

Outcome Results:  A Summary of Studies

Comparison of Changes from Admission to Discharge and at 6 weeks Post-Discharge, October 1995 to March 1996

  • Significant improvement in disability status, use of analgesics, level of fitness
  • improvements maintained at 6 weeks post-dicharge

Comparison of Changes from Admission to Discharge, 1997

  • Significant improvement in disability status, depression, application of self-management strategies, helplessness, inappropriate use of remedies

2 Year Follow-up, July to August 1998

  • 15% were working prior, 38% has returned to part-time or full-time work
  • 11.4% had pain reduction
  • 35.2% had reduced use of analgesics
  • 57.1% reported that program was helpful moderately to a great deal
  • 82.8% reported still using coping techniques
  • 45.7% report improved mood
  • 89% would recommend the program

6 Week Follow-up, June 2008

  • Depression, anxiety, catastrophizing, recent bothersome symptoms, and acceptance of pain improved at discharge from the four-week program.
  • All these benefits were maintained at the six week follow-up period.
  • Patients remained ready to adopt self-management approaches to pain and increased their active and adaptive coping strategies. 
  • Patients continued to express satisfaction with the Program and their goal accomplishments. 
  • These results are based on data provided by 59 consecutive patients enrolled in the program between July 2007 and March 2008 who consented to participate in a follow-up study.
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