VBT for back pain

Behavioural exercise therapy (VBT) for back pain

The aim of the project is a) the implementation of a behavioural exercise therapy concept in behavioural medicine and orthopaedic rehabilitation (VMO) and b) the summative evaluation of effectiveness in routine application. The implementation of the prospective, randomized-controlled longitudinal design is carried out in two rehabilitation clinics at four measurement points. A multidimensional assessment takes place at the beginning and end of rehabilitation as well as in 6- and 12-month catamnesis.

Period: 2011-2013
Project manager: Prof. Dr. Klaus Pfeifer
Project staff: Dr. Jana Semrau, Stefan Peters
Cooperation partner: Klinik Weser, Bad Pyrmont (CA Dr. med. M. Holme); Paracelsus-Klinik an der Gane, Bad Gandersheim (CA Dr. med. D. Herbold)
Sponsor: German Pension Insurance Federation


Study protocol