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Research Article

Assessing the Benefit of an Educational Program in a Rehabilitation Program over a Week in 99 Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain

Anne-Priscille Trouvin1,2*, Jean-François Ménard3, Alain Daragon1, Thierry Lequerre1, Olivier Vittecoq1 and Sophie Pouplin1,2
1Rheumatology Department, CHU - Rouen Hospitals, 1 Rue Germont, Rouen, France
2Pain Assessment and Management Department, CHU - Rouen Hospitals, 1 Rue Germont, Rouen, France
3Biostatistics Department, CHU - Rouen Hospitals, 1 Rue Germont, Rouen, France
*Corresponding Author : Dr Anne-Priscille Trouvin
Rheumatology Department, CHU - Rouen Hospitals
1 Rue Germont, Rouen, France
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Received date: December 30, 2015; Accepted date: March 16, 2016; Published date: March 26, 2016
Citation: Trouvin AP, Ménard JF, Daragon A, Lequerre T, Vittecoq O, et al. (2016) Assessing the Benefit of an Educational Program in a Rehabilitation Program over a Week in 99 Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain. J Nov Physiother 6:286. doi:10.4172/2165-7025.1000286
Copyright: © 2016 Trouvin AP, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Objectives: Some patients with chronic low back pain are not eligible to intensive rehabilitation program because of the intensity of their pain. We assessed the value of an educational program in a rehabilitation program over a week in chronic low back pain.

Methods: Patients aged 18 to 75 years with chronic low back pain were included. The rehabilitation program took place during a five-day hospitalisation in the rheumatology department of the Rouen University Hospital involving patients receiving multidisciplinary management with collective and individual workshops with special focus on education along with structured rehabilitation exercises. On the fifth day, patients and caregivers established goals to achieve within the six-month period. Patients had a follow-up visit six months later. The objective was to evaluate whether or not the goals were achieved at 6 months later.

Results: Ninety-nine patients were included, and 78 were re-evaluated after six months. The patients achieved 74% of the goals that they had established, with significant behavioural changes. Clinically and functionally: significant decrease in pain VAS during the program, significant decrease in the fingertip-to-floor distance during the program and at the 6 months follow-up, significant improvement in the functional questionnaire.

Conclusion: With to the educational part of their program, the patients achieved a mean of 74% of the goals. Moreover, the training course improved pain and function. For patients with a high level of pain and/or disability our short program with multidisciplinary management and an educational approach seems to be interesting as a first step before a more intensive rehabilitation.

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