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Psychological therapies (Internet-delivered) for the management of chronic pain in adults

  1. Christopher Eccleston1,*,
  2. Emma Fisher2,
  3. Lorraine Craig3,
  4. Geoffrey B Duggan1,
  5. Benjamin A Rosser4,
  6. Edmund Keogh5

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group

Published Online: 26 FEB 2014

Assessed as up-to-date: 13 NOV 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010152.pub2


How to Cite

Eccleston C, Fisher E, Craig L, Duggan GB, Rosser BA, Keogh E. Psychological therapies (Internet-delivered) for the management of chronic pain in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD010152. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010152.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Bath, Centre for Pain Research, Bath, UK

  2. 2

    Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Child Health, Behaviour, and Development, Seattle, USA

  3. 3

    University of Bath, Department of Health, Bath, UK

  4. 4

    University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

  5. 5

    University of Bath, Department of Psychology, Bath, UK

*Christopher Eccleston, Centre for Pain Research, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, UK. papas@bath.ac.uk. c.eccleston@bath.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 26 FEB 2014

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References

References to studies included in this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
Berman 2009 {published data only}
Bromberg 2011 {published data only}
Buhrman 2004 {published data only}
Buhrman 2011 {published data only}
  • Buhrman M, Nilsson-Ihrfeldt E, Jannert M, Strom L, Andersson G. Guided internet-based cognitive behavioural treatment for chronic back pain reduces pain catastrophizing: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2011;43(6):500-5.
Buhrman 2013 {published data only}
  • Buhrman M, Fredriksson A, Edstrom G, Shafiei D, Tarnqvist C, Ljotsson B, et al. Guided internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy for chronic pain patients who have residual symptoms after rehabilitation treatment: randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Pain 2013;17(5):753-65.
Buhrman 2013a {published data only}
  • Buhrman M, Skoglund A, Husell J, Bergstrom K, Gordh T, Hursti T, et al. Guided internet-delivered acceptance and commitment therapy for chronic pain patients: a randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy 2013;51(6):307-15.
Carpenter 2012 {published data only}
Chiauzzi 2010 {published data only}
Dear 2013 {published data only}
  • Dear BF, Titov N, Perry KN, Jonston L, Wootton BM, Terides MD, et al. The Pain Course: a randomised controlled trial of a clinician-guided internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy program for managing chronic pain and emotional well-being. Pain 2013;154(6):942-50.
Devineni 2005 {published data only}
Hedborg 2011 {published data only}
Lorig 2008 {published data only}
Ruehlman 2012 {published data only}
Strom 2000 {published data only}
Williams 2010 {published data only}

References to studies excluded from this review

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Allen 2008 {published data only}
  • Allen M, Iezzoni LI, Huang A, Huang L, Leveille SG. Improving patient-clinician communication about chronic conditions: description of an internet-based nurse E-coach intervention. Nursing Research 2008;57(2):107-12.
Anderson 2006 {published data only}
Andersson 2002 {published data only}
Bieber 2006 {published data only}
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Borckardt 2004 {published data only}
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Brattberg 2006 {published data only}
Brattberg 2007 {published data only}
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Bruce 2005 {published data only}
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Chambers 2006 {published data only}
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Childs 2011 {published data only}
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Cleeland 2011 {published data only}
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de Bruijn-Kofman 1997 {published data only}
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Everitt 2010 {published data only}
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Fraenkel 2007 {published data only}
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Greco 2004 {published data only}
Hochlehnert 2006 {published data only}
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Huffstutter 2007 {published data only}
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Jacobs 2013 {published data only}
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Jennings 2008 {published data only}
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Johns 2011 {published data only}
  • Johns SA, Kroenke K, Theobald DE, Wu J, Tu W. Telecare management of pain and depression in patients with cancer: patient satisfaction and predictors of use. The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management 2011;34(2):126–39.
Keulers 2007 {published data only}
  • Keulers BJ, Welters CFM, Spauwen PHM, Houpt P. Can face-to-face patient education be replaced by computer-based patient education? A randomised trial. Patient Education and Counseling 2007;67(1-2):176–82.
Kjeken 2011 {published data only}
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Kleiboer 2009 {published data only}
  • Kleiboer A, Sorbi M, Merelle S, Passchier J, van Doornen L. Utility and preliminary effects of online digital assistance (ODA) for behavioral attack prevention in migraine. Telemedicine Journal and e-Health 2009;15(7):682-90.
Kosterink 2010 {published data only}
  • Kosterink SM, Huis in 't Veld RM, Cagnie B, Hasenbring M, Vollenbroek-Hutten MM. The clinical effectiveness of a myofeedback-based teletreatment service in patients with non-specific neck and shoulder pain: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2010;16(6):316-21.
Krein 2010 {published data only}
  • Krein S, Metreger T, Kadri R, Hughes M, Kerr EA, Piette JD, et al. Veterans walk to beat back pain: study rationale, design and protocol of a randomized trial of a pedometer-based internet mediated intervention for patients with chronic low back pain.. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010;11(1):205.
Kristjansdottir 2011 {published data only}
  • Kristjansdottir OB, Fors EA, Eide E, Finset A, Van Dulmen S, Wigers SH, et al. Written online situational feedback via mobile phone to support self-management of chronic widespread pain: a usability study of a Web-based intervention. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011;12(1):51.
Kristjansdottir 2013 {published data only}
  • Kristjansdottir OB, Fors EA, Eide E, Finset A, Stensrud T, van Dulmen S, et al. A smartphone-based intervention with diaries and therapist-feedback to reduce catastrophizing and increase functioning in women with chronic widespread pain: randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2013;15(1):e5.
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Kroenke 2010 {published data only}
  • Kroenke K, Theobald D, Wu J, Norton K, Morrison G, Carpenter J, Tu W. Effect of telecare management on pain and depression in patients with cancer: a randomized trial. JAMA 2010;304(2):163-71.
Larsman 2010 {published data only}
  • Larsman P, Hasenbring M, Sandsjo L, Huis in 't Veld RM, Witvrouw E, Kosterink SM, et al. Prognostic factors for the effect of a myofeedback-based teletreatment service. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2010;16(6):336-43.
Leboeuf-Yde 2012 {published data only}
  • Leboeuf-Yde C, Jensen RK, Axen I. Absence of low back pain in patients followed weekly over one year with automated text messages. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2012;20(9):1-7.
Leveille 2007 {published data only}
  • Leveille SG, Huang A, Tsai SB, Weingart SN, Iezzoni LI. Screening for chronic conditions using a patient internet portal: recruitment for an internet-based primary care intervention. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2007;23(4):472–5.
Leville 2009 {published data only}
  • Leveille SG, Huang A, Tsai SB, Allen M, Weingart SN, Iezzoni LI. Health coaching via an internet portal for primary care patients with chronic conditions: a randomized controlled trial. Medical Care 2009;47(1):41-7.
Lorig 2002 {published data only}
  • Lorig KR, Laurent DD, Deyo RA, Marnell ME, Minor MA, Ritter PL. Can a Back Pain E-mail Discussion Group improve health status and lower health care costs?: A randomized study. Archives of Internal Medicine 2002;162(7):792-6.
Lorig 2006 {published data only}
Macedo 2012 {published data only}
Miller 2010 {published data only}
  • Miller DM, Moore SM, Fox RJ, Atreja A, Fu AZ, Lee JC, et al. Web-based self-management for patients with multiple sclerosis: a practical, randomized trial. Telemedicine Journal and e-Health 2010;17(1):5-13.
Naylor 2008 {published data only}
Naylor 2010 {published data only}
  • Naylor MR, Naud S, Keefe FJ, Helzer JE. Therapeutic Interactive Voice Response (TIVR) to reduce analgesic medication use for chronic pain management. The Journal of Pain 2010;11(12):1410-9.
Oerlemans 2011 {published data only}
  • Oerlemans S, van Cranenburgh O, Herremans PJ, Spreeuwenberg P, van Dulmen S. Intervening on cognitions and behavior in irritable bowel syndrome: a feasibility trial using PDAs. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 2011;70(3):267-77.
Premi 1993 {published data only}
Russell 2011 {published data only}
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Sandsjo 2010 {published data only}
  • Sandsjo L, Larsman P, Huis in 't Veld RM, Vollenbroek-Hutten MM. Clinical evaluation of a myofeedback-based teletreatment service applied in the workplace: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2010;16(6):329-35.
Sciamanna 2006 {published data only}
Spunt 1996 {published data only}
Steel 2011 {published data only}
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Taieb-Maimon 2012 {published data only}
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Vonk Noordegraaf 2012 {published data only}
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Weingart 2008 {published data only}
  • Weingart SN, Hamrick HE, Tutkus S, Carbo A, Sands DZ, Tess A, et al. Medication safety messages for patients via the web portal: the MedCheck intervention. International Journal of Medical Informatics 2008;77(3):161-8.

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Bailey 2010
Bender 2011
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Black 2011
Bodenheimer 2002
Breivik 2006
Civljak 2013
Cuijpers 2008
Currell 2000
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Fu 2003
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