John J. Sellinger, Elizabeth A. Clark, Marc Shulman, Patricia H. Rosenberger, Alicia A. Heapy and Robert D. Kerns The Moderating Effect of Obesity on Cognitive–Behavioral Pain Treatment Outcomes Pain Medicine 11
Article first published online: 23 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2010.00935.x
This study examined the impact of body mass index on outcomes from a clinical trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic low back pain. Despite no difference in reports of pain intensity, non-obese participants reported greater post-treatment improvements in disability, emotional functioning, and quality of life than did their obese peers.
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