At the end of the monitoring period, the intervention group showed a statistically significant reduction of stress and anxiety (p= 0.03, p= 0.01) in their self report of stress related symptoms (p= 0.003), and described a lower percentage of disability due to NP (p= 0.000) and lower NP intensity (p= 0.002).
At the same time, daily routine satisfaction levels were elevated (p= 0.019). No statistically significant difference was found in cortisol measurements.
From this evaluation, the investigators conclude that a simple, 8 week stress management program has positive effects on Neck Pain patients.
Citation: Metikaridis TD, Hadjipavlou A, et al. Effect of a stress management program on subjects with neck pain: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. 2016 May 20.
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