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Behavioural and Psychological Interventions for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: A Review of Guidelines

Published on: November 22, 2016
Project Number: RC0823-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
Result type: Report


  1. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of behavioural and psychological therapies for chronic non-cancer pain in adult patients?

Key Message

Five evidence-based guidelines were identified that provided recommendations on the use of behavioral and psychological interventions for chronic non-cancer pain. CBT was recommended across all guidelines. Other psychological interventions, including hypnosis, relaxation, biofeedback and mindfulness, were also recommended in several guidelines.


rehabilitation, behavior therapy, chronic pain, mind-body therapies, pain clinics, pain management, psychotherapy, sensory art therapies, spiritual therapies, other miscellaneous topics, behavioral, cognitive behaviour therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, meditation, behaviour therapy, behavior therapy, group therapy