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Table 2 Exclusion criteria

From: Comparative Efficacy and Mechanisms of a Single-Session Pain Psychology Class in Chronic Low Back Pain: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

Exclusion criteria Rationale Sources
Gross cognitive impairment Condition which would make it difficult for a person to consent and partake in the study TS/S
Active suicidal ideation or severe depression   S
Previous attendance in the active treatment groups Possible bias due to prior exposure to treatment groups TS/S
Participating in any interventional research study or completed participation in the last 2 months; enrollment in an observational study is acceptable Treatment interference TS/S
Current substance abuse   S
Clear likelihood to disrupt fellow class participants (e.g. personality disorder) at the discretion of the study team   TS/S
Any radicular symptoms Study restricted to low back pain TS/S
Ongoing legal or disability claim, Worker’s Comp (permanent and stationary disability not exclusionary)   TS/S
Currently pregnant or planning to become pregnant   TS/S
Average pain intensity < 4/10 for the past month at screening visit Back pain too moderate to treat and to detect improvement A, TS/S
Disorders indicated by the MINI self-report questionnaire will be characterized and participants may be excluded at the discretion of the researcher Condition which would make it difficult for a person to partake in treatments (e.g. social anxiety disorder would inhibit a person’s ability to fully participate in group treatment) S
  1. A automated data gathered from REDCap Surveys, B baseline period, TS telephone screening, S screening