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What are the goals of programs in pain management? What do the studies show? Are these programs effective?

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1. What are the goals of programs in pain management?

According to one pain management program, the goals are listed as follows:

? To provide education on chronic pain and disability management.
? To increase activity level and help people remain active even though they have chronic pain.
? To improve fitness level.
? To improve emotional functioning (http://www.ottawahospital.on.ca/sc/rehabcentre/servicesclinics/pain-group-e.asp)

To meet these goals, and with the help of a multidisciplinary group, the patients learns and implements a variety of self-management ...

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This solution discusses the goals of programs in pain management, including research evidence of these programs effective. References are provided.