On this episode, we're discussing patient adherence to treatment as a foundational aspect of pain management. The evidence-base and research in this era tell us that high levels of adherence to things like physical activity or perhaps an exercise program are highly correlated with positive health outcomes, but what about when a patient does not adhere to the agreed upon treatment plan? Do we know how to increase patient adherence? Do we know how to promote the maintenance of pain self-management behaviors? Joining me to discuss adherence to and the maintenance of self-management behaviors in people with musculoskeletal pain is Dr. Anne Soderlund. Anne is a Professor of Physiotherapy in Sweden with a special interest in behavioral medicine.
Her research area is on prevention, treatment and evaluation of health problems from a behavioral medicine perspective embedded within a physiotherapy framework. This includes a strong focus on an individual's behavior, behavior change, and the ability for functioning in everyday life at different ages. On this episode, we discuss the important topic of helping patients adhere to exercise programs and other self-management techniques for the treatment of chronic pain. As a leader in this area, it has some great research with regard to physiotherapy and behavior change. She's definitely someone's work I recommend that you follow. Without further ado, let's begin and let's meet Dr. Anne Soderlund.
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