Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain


( Last Updated : October 3, 2022)
Project Status:
Completed
Project Line:
Health Technology Review
Project Sub Line:
Optimal Use
Project Number:
HT0037-000 - OP0550-000
Effective finish date:

Details


Psychological interventions, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), are often integrated into the treatment approaches for chronic pain. However, barriers such as limited availability and cost of treatment can hamper access to these therapies in their traditional, face-to-face format. Internet-delivered CBT (iCBT) is an option increasingly considered to help address issues related to access.

CADTH conducted an assessment of the clinical effectiveness and safety of iCBT, the perspectives and experiences of patients and caregivers, and operational aspects associated with the use of iCBT in the management of chronic non-cancer pain when CBT-based therapies would otherwise be provided.