Back School or Brain School for Patients Undergoing Lumbar Radiculopathy? A Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Trial With Two-Year Follow-Up.

Project Details

Description

The primary scientific objective of the study entails examining whether perioperative pain neuroscience education (PPNE or 'brain school') is more effective than classical back school in reducing pain and improving pain inhibition in patients undergoing surgery for spinal radiculopathy. A secondary objective implies examining whether PPNE is more effective than classical back school in imparting a behavioural change (i.e. decreasing postoperative healthcare expenditure for lumbar radiculopathy), improving functioning in daily life and improving surgical experience (=better prepared for surgery, surgery meeting their expectations) in patients undergoing surgery for spinal radiculopathy.
AcronymIWTTBM15
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/11/1531/10/19

Keywords

  • Lumbar Radiculopathy

Flemish discipline codes

  • Diagnostic radiology