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Vol. 22. Num. 3.01 May 2018
Pages 175-254
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DOI: 10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.02.004
Development and feasibility testing of a Pain Neuroscience Education program for children with chronic pain: treatment protocol
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Roselien Pasa,b,
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Roselien.pas@vub.be

Corresponding author at: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Department of Physiotherapy, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.
, Mira Meeusa,c, Anneleen Malflieta,b, Isabel Baerta,c, Sophie Van Oosterwijckc, Laurence Leysena,b, Jo Nijsa,b, Kelly Ickmansa,b
a Pain in Motion International Research Groupd
b Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Faculty of Physical Education & Physiotherapy, Department of Physiotherapy, Human Physiology and Anatomy (KIMA), Brussels, Belgium
c University of Antwerp (UA), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Wilrijk, Belgium
Highlights

  • This paper contains the rationale for using Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE) in children with chronic pain.

  • It provides both scientists and clinicians with a specific program to explain the neurophysiology of pain to children with chronic pain.

  • Further research will examine the programs’ effectiveness on pain related outcomes in children with chronic pain.

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Table 1. Adaptations of adult Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE) to PNE4Kids.
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Background

Current treatment for adults with chronic pain often includes Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE) to make people understand the nature underlying their pain and thus provides a clear rational for a biopsychosocial approach. Despite recommendations to use Pain Neuroscience Education as well in children with chronic pain, a specific program, tailored to children aged 6–12 years is lacking.

Objectives

The aim of this study was to develop a Pain Neuroscience Education program for children with chronic pain and test its feasibility.

Methods

First the internet and scientific literature was searched for sources (e.g., books, videos, etc.) that might be supportive in teaching children about the neurophysiology of pain. Based on this content, we developed a Pain Neuroscience Education program for children, ‘PNE4Kids’, which was tested for feasibility in three groups of healthy children (n=18; 9 girls and 9 boys) aged between 6 and 12 years old.

Results and conclusions

This paper provides both scientists and clinicians with a specific program to explain the neurophysiology of pain to children with chronic pain, since it is past high time to use a modern neuroscience approach in this vulnerable population. Further research should examine the effectiveness of this developed PNE4Kids program on pain-related outcomes in children with chronic pain.

Registration number: NCT02880332 (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02880332).

Keywords:
Pain Neuroscience Education
Education
Chronic pain
Pediatric pain
Children
Explain pain

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