Reduced individual treatment delivery has no effect on outcomes in a multidisciplinary pain management program

This study compared outcomes from a 3-week in-patient MPMP between those who attended a group-based program that included 8 h of individual therapy each week and those who attended when the amount of individual therapy had been halved.MethodsParticipants were patients attending an MPMP with a large component of individual sessions (n = 112; Standard) and patients attending the same MPMP after it switched to predominantly group-based sessions (n = 117; Revised). The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and Queen Elizabeth (QE) Health Scale were administered to participants at baseline and discharge. Regression analysis was used to compare outcomes between the two delivery formats.ResultsThere were no significant differences in any outcome measures between the two delivery formats overall. The QE Health Scale (P
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Discussion The hands are one of the most important parts of the body for interacting with the world. They are remarkably adapted having sensitive sensory receptors as well as feedback receptors for grasping, holding, and manipulating objects. Hands, especially with an opposable thumb, multiple joints within the hand, along with the wrist and elbow, allow the hand to move in multiple positions to manipulate the world. Hands also symbolize an emotional caring and sharing between individuals as hands are used to provide a true “human touch” in personal and social situations. Due to their important interactions in ...
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It is called the Draft National Healthcare Interoperability Plan – Oct 2021 It can be found here: It is worth a read to see how little seems to have really changed and it really does not seem that anyone actually has a real plan to actu ally move forward. Lots of positive thoughts but no real funding and mechanisms for implementation I can see. To me it is totally unclear just what is going to cause any of this to happen! What do others think? David.  This is the initial part of the pos...
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European Journal of Human Genetics, Published online: 06 December 2021; doi:10.1038/s41431-021-01011-830 year experience of index case identification and outcomes of cascade testing in high-risk breast and colorectal cancer predisposition genes
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., DECEMBER 5, 2021 – Johnson &Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced preliminary results from an independent study, including a subset of participants from the Janssen-sponsored COV2008 study, conducted by Dan Barouch, M.D., Ph.D., et al. of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), which showed that a booster shot of the Johnson &Johnson COVID-19 vaccine (Ad26.COV2.S), administered at six months after a two-dose primary regimen of BNT162b2, increased both antibody and T-cell responses. These results demonstrate the potential benefits of heterologous boosting (mix-and-match)....
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In my last post I described the “4 P” model (sometimes called the 5P!) of formulation for pain. In today’s post I want to talk about an integrated approach for a team. Teamwork in pain management is an enormous thing – IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain) endorses multidisciplinary (I prefer interprofessional) teamwork but gives little information on how teams best work together. In fact, research exploring teamwork processes in pain management is remarkably absent, even though there’s considerable research elsewhere in healthcare showing that effective teamwork is quite ...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Assessment Chronic pain Clinical reasoning Interdisciplinary teams Professional topics Psychology Research Science in practice biopsychosocial case formulation Health healthcare pain management teamskills teamwork Source Type: blogs
Throughout my medical career, I’ve heard statements like these: Early detection offers the best chance of cure. If you wait for symptoms, you’ve waited too long. Knowledge is power, and the sooner you have the information, the better. Over time, I’ve realized they are often untrue. Many health conditions go away on their own. In such cases, early testing may amount to wasted effort, time, and medical cost. Some testing is invasive and has a significant risk of complications. And minor abnormalities may lead to more testing. There’s also the anxiety of waiting for results, or learning you have an abn...
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Listen to L Susan Wieland of the  Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field talk toDr. Mark Porter on Inside Health about Cochrane evidence on Yoga (start at 23 minutes). Yoga originated thousands of years ago in India as an integrated physical, mental, and spiritual practice based on ancient Vedic philosophy, and is connected to Ayurveda, the system of traditional Indian medicine. During the 20th century, yoga became increasingly recognised outside India, and over the past decades it has continued to grow in popularity worldwide as system for promoting health and well-being. While modern yoga often focuses on physic...
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In conclusion, documentation is important, a critical part of advocacy and the development process at the larger scale. It isn't just words, but rather a vital structural flow of information from one part of the larger community to another, necessary to sustain progress in any complex field. We would all do well to remember this - and to see that building this documentation is an activity in which we can all pitch in to help. Evidence Suggests that, at Least in Earlier Stages, Alzheimer's Disease Blocks Rather than Destroys Memories
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