Effectiveness of Therapeutic Alliance and Minimal Intervention for Chronic Low Back Pain

2015-07-15 10:53:22 | BioPortfolio


This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of minimal intervention and therapeutic alliance in pain, specific and general disability, global perceived effect, empathy, credibility and expectation of improvement in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain


Low back pain remains a global public health problem. The classification of patients in low back pain subgroups aims to optimize the health system and provide the quantity and the type of proper technique for each patient. Several factors may influence physical therapy. The therapeutic alliance may be defined as harmony or social connection between the therapist and the patient and may influence the treatment effect. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the addition of the therapeutic alliance to a minimum intervention for the treatment of chronic non-specific low back pain with low risk of psychosocial factors.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment


Low Back Pain


Positive Therapeutic Alliance, Usual care, Control group


Physical Therapy Outpatient Department
Sao Paulo


Not yet recruiting


Universidade Cidade de Sao Paulo

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-07-15T10:53:22-0400

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