Developing, Refining, & Evaluating a Behavioral Intervention Targeting Comorbid Chronic Back Pain &

When:  Apr 30, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET)
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Presenter: Una Makris, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Chronic musculoskeletal pain (including chronic back pain) and comorbid mental health diagnoses (including depression) remain common, costly and challenging to manage. Dr. Makris will discuss the development of a behavioral intervention that simultaneously targets chronic back pain and depression in older adults. Core intervention
components include patient activation, motivational interviewing, and goal setting that are employed to improve outcomes most relevant to older adults with comorbid physical pain and mental health diagnoses.