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Table 1 Features of the two interventions

From: Effects of nurse-led motivational interviewing of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain in preparation of rehabilitation treatment (PREPARE) on societal participation, attendance level, and cost-effectiveness: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Motivational interviewing based pre-treatment (MIP) Pain education (Usual care (UC))  
Goal: explore participant’s life situation, impairments and ambivalences in order to enhance intrinsic motivation Goal: provide the participant with information Goal
General principles of MI General principles of health education and patient education Basic principle
Content based on patient-driven topics derived from the ICF-model Content based on the book ‘De pijn de baas’ [42] (Mastering pain) Foundation
Content sessions tailored to the patients’ readiness to change Content is fixed by means of the treatment protocol Protocol rigidity
Exploration actual (life) situation, burden and impairments of the chronic pain in daily life Provision of general health education about topics related to chronic pain Content first session
Assessing + enhancing motivation, self-efficacy, and readiness to change for behavior Provision of information regarding core elements of pain rehabilitation
Giving feedback adapted to the state of readiness-to-change Continuation of general health education about topics related to chronic pain Content second session
Continuation exploration
Continuation assessing + enhancing motivation, self-efficacy, and readiness to change for behavior
Is given related to the stage of change of the participant according to the MI-principles Is not given Feedback