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Table 1 The Coping with Persistent Pain, Effectiveness Research into Self-management (COPERS) course content overview

From: Coping with Persistent Pain, Effectiveness Research into Self-management (COPERS): statistical analysis plan for a randomised controlled trial

Day (10.00 am to 2.45 pm) Modules
Day 1 Introduction and understanding pain and acceptance
Living and dealing with pain
Lunch
Activity: Art
Mind, mood and pain
Movement and posture, and Relaxation
Day 2 Dealing with unhelpful, negative thoughts and barriers to change
Doing something about your life with pain
Lunch
Activity: Hand massage
Making pain more manageable
Movement and Relaxation
Day 3 Communication skills
Communication and relationships Lunch
Activity: Volunteering
Movement and Relaxation
Day 4 The future
Follow-up (2 weeks later, 10.00 am to 12.00)