'I can't see any reason for stopping doing anything, but I might have to do it differently'--restoring hope to patients with persistent non-specific low back pain--a qualitative study.
PURPOSE: To explore the differences in narrative between patients with persistent non-specific low back pain (PLBP) who benefited from a pain management programme, and those who did not benefit. METHOD: We conducted interviews with 20 patients attending a pain management programme; prior to attending the programme, immediately following the programme and at one year. Our analysis focused on a theoretical sample of patients who either described dramatic life improvements at one year, and who ...Expand abstract
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