Patient Expectations

“Take me seriously and do something!” – a qualitative study exploring patients’ perceptions and expectations of an upcoming orthopaedic consultation.

Samsson KS, Bernhardsson S, Larsson ME. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2017 Aug 24;18(1):367. doi: 10.1186/s12891-017-1719-6.

Association Among Opioid Use, Treatment Preferences, and Perceptions of Physician Treatment Recommendations in Patients With Neck and Back Pain

William B. Weeks, Christine M. Goertz, Cynthia R. Long, William C. Meeker, Dennis M. Marchiori. JMPT. February 15, 2018. DOI:

Beliefs about back pain and pain management behaviours, and their associations in the general population: a systematic review.

Morton L, de Bruin M, Krajewska M, Whibley D, Macfarlane GJ. Eur J Pain. 2018 Jul 8. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1285.

Chronic low back pain patients’ use of, level of knowledge of and perceived benefits of complementary medicine: a cross-sectional study at an academic pain center.

Dubois J, Scala E, Faouzi M, Decosterd I, Burnand B, Rodondi PY. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017 Apr 4;17(1):193. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1708-1.

Contrasting real time quantitative measures (weekly SMS) to patients’ retrospective appraisal of their one-year’s course of low back pain; a probing mixed-methods study

Lise Hestbaek, Cornelius Myburgh, Henrik Hein Lauridsen, Eleanor Boyle and Alice Kongsted. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies201927:12. 26 February 2019. DOI: 10.1186/s12998-018-0222-y

Determinants of Patient Satisfaction in a Private Practice Pain Management Clinic.

Dragovich A, Beltran T, Baylor GM, Swanson M, Plunkett A. Pain Pract. 2017 Jan 13. doi: 10.1111/papr.12554.

Does readiness to change influence pain-related outcomes after an educational intervention for people with chronic pain? A pragmatic, preliminary study.

Fletcher R, Braithwaite FA, Woodhouse M, MacInnes A, Stanton TR. Physiother Theory Pract. 2019 Jul 3:1-12. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2019.1636436.

Eliciting the Patient’s Agenda– Secondary Analysis of Recorded Clinical Encounters.

Singh Ospina N, Phillips KA, Rodriguez-Gutierrez R, Castaneda-Guarderas A, Gionfriddo MR, Branda ME, Montori VM. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Jan;34(1):36-40. doi: 10.1007/s11606-018-4540-5.

Expectations influence treatment outcomes in patients with low back pain. A secondary analysis of data from a randomized clinical trial.

Eklund A, De Carvalho D, Pagé I, Wong A, Johansson MS, Pohlman KA, Hartvigsen J, Swain M. Eur J Pain. 2019 Apr 29. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1407.

Exploring effect of pain education on chronic pain patients’ expectation of recovery and pain intensity

Mittinty, Manasi M. / Vanlint, Simon / Stocks, Nigel / Mittinty, Murthy N. / Moseley, G. Lorimer. Scandinavian Journal of Pain. 03/19/2018. DOI: 10.1515/sjpain-2018-0023

Factors shaping expectations for complete relief from symptoms during rehabilitation for patients with spine pain.

Bishop MD, Mintken P, Bialosky JE, Cleland JA. Physiother Theory Pract. 2019 Jan;35(1):70-79. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2018.1440676.

How do manual handling advisors and physiotherapists construct their back beliefs, and do safe lifting posture beliefs influence them?

David Nolan, Kieran O’Sullivan, John Stephenson, Peter O’Sullivan, Michael Lucock. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. December 1, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.msksp.2018.11.009

Influences on patient satisfaction in healthcare centers: a semi-quantitative study over 5 years.

Thornton RD, Nurse N, Snavely L, Hackett-Zahler S, Frank K, DiTomasso RA. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 May 19;17(1):361. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2307-z.

Integrative medicine primary care: assessing the practice model through patients’ experiences

Robert L. Crocker, Amy J. Grizzle, Jason T. Hurwitz, Rick A. Rehfeld, Ivo Abraham, Randy Horwitz, Andrew Weil and Victoria Maizes. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 15 November 2017. Doi:10.1186/s12906-017-1996-5

New perspectives on patient expectations of treatment outcomes: results from qualitative interviews with patients seeking complementary and alternative medicine treatments for chronic low back pain

Optimism and the Experience of Pain: A Systematic Review.

Basten-Günther J, Peters M, Lautenbacher S. Behav Med. 2018 Dec 20:1-17. doi: 10.1080/08964289.2018.1517242.

Patient willingness to pay (WTP) for reductions in chronic low back pain and chronic neck pain.

Herman PM, Luoto JE, Kommareddi M, Sorbero ME, Coulter ID. J Pain. 2019 May 6. pii: S1526-5900(19)30001-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2019.05.002.

Patient Willingness to Pay for Reductions in Chronic Low Back Pain and Chronic Neck Pain.

Herman PM, Luoto JE, Kommareddi M, Sorbero ME, Coulter ID. J Pain. 2019 May 6. pii: S1526-5900(19)30001-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2019.05.002.

Patients’ expectations of the benefits and harms of treatments, screening, and tests: a systematic review.

The Cost of SatisfactionA National Study of Patient Satisfaction, Health Care Utilization, Expenditures, and Mortality

The experiences and needs of people seeking primary care for low-back pain in Australia

Ahern, Malene; Dean, Catherine Mary; Dear, Blake Farran; Willcock, Simon Mark; Hush, Julia Margaret Less. PAIN Reports. June 26, 2019. DOI: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000756

The Impact of Health Literacy on Health Status and Resource Utilization in Lumbar Degenerative Disease.

Glassman SD, Carreon LY, Brown ME, Jones JS, Edward J, Li J, Williams MV. Spine J. 2018 Nov 2. pii: S1529-9430(18)31169-0. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2018.10.012.

Tolerating Uncertainty – The Next Medical Revolution?

Simpkin AL, Schwartzstein RM. N Engl J Med. 2016 Nov 3;375(18):1713-1715

What decreases low back pain? A qualitative study of patient perspectives.

Setchell J, Costa N, Ferreira M, Hodges PW. Scand J Pain. 2019 Apr 29. pii: /j/sjpain.ahead-of-print/sjpain-2019-0018/sjpain-2019-0018.xml. doi: 10.1515/sjpain-2019-0018.

Which patients with chronic pain are more likely to improve pain biology knowledge following education?

Pate JW, Veage S, Lee S, Hancock MJ, Hush JM, Pacey V. Pain Pract. 2018 Nov 18. doi: 10.1111/papr.12748.

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