The EIM pain science team published a study in the The Clinical Journal of Pain that tracked a large group of health care providers from the Veterans Affairs for one year.
Here are some of the key takeaways:
- Interdisciplinary pain neuroscience education was taught to a large, interdisciplinary group of health care providers that included physical therapists, occupational therapists, physicians, nurses, psychologists, and others.
- Some providers received pain neuroscience education (PNE) in person and others received the education remotely via live-stream. Both groups had increased knowledge and positive attitudes, showing that PNE can be scaled via telehealth.
- One year later – PNE resulted in self-reported positive changes in their treatment of people in pain, especially chronic pain.
Louw, et al. “Interdisciplinary Pain Neuroscience Continuing Education in the Veterans Affairs, Live Training and Live-Stream With 1-Year Follow-up.” The Clinical Journal of Pain: November 2019 – Volume 35 – Issue 11 – p 901-907 doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000756