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.