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dc.contributor.authorMansell, Gemma
dc.contributor.authorHall, Amanda
dc.contributor.authorToomey, Elaine
dc.identifier.citationMansell, Gemma, Hall, Amanda, & Toomey, Elaine. (2016). Behaviour change and self-management interventions in persistent low back pain. Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology, 30(6), 994-1002. doi:
dc.description.abstractSelf-management interventions for persistent low back pain (LBP) promote active involvement of the patient in managing their condition. Such interventions can be characterised as behaviour change interventions, in that they are designed to help the patient learn and adopt a set of health behaviours that they can use in everyday life to benefit their condition by reducing or managing their symptoms. Self-management interventions are recommended in several key guidelines for the treatment of persistent LBP, but the evidence for the effectiveness of these types of interventions is inconclusive. In this article, we discuss the existing literature within self-management interventions for persistent LBP and make suggestions for how research in this area can be improved, specifically addressing areas where evidence is currently lacking. Existing definitions of self-management are examined, and the importance of the choice of an underlying theory and appropriate outcome measures are discussed.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipGemma Mansell is supported by National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research Seed-corn funding. Amanda Hall is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Research Fellowship. Elaine Toomey is funded by the Health Research Board (HRB) of Ireland Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement (ICE) Post-doctoral Research Fellowship (HRB ICE-2015-1026). This report is independent research by the NIHR, CIHR and HRB. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR, UK Department of Health, CIHR or HRB.en_IE
dc.relation.ispartofBest Practice & Research In Clinical Rheumatologyen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.subjectLow back painen_IE
dc.subjectTreatment effectivenessen_IE
dc.subjectBehaviour changeen_IE
dc.titleBehaviour change and self-management interventions in persistent low back painen_IE
dc.contributor.funderNational Institute of Healthen_IE
dc.contributor.funderCanadian Institutes of Health Researchen_IE
dc.contributor.funderHealth Research Boarden_IE
dc.local.contactElaine Toomey, Health Behaviour Change Research Group, , Room 2058, School Of Psychology, , Arts Millennium Building, , National University Of Ireland Galway. 4458 Email:

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