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Table 2 Control group: Care as Usual, description of the treatment

From: Study protocol for a multicentre randomized controlled trial on effectiveness of an outpatient multimodal rehabilitation program for adolescents with chronic musculoskeletal pain (2B Active)

Phase 1 Inventory of the problem
• Anamnesis
• Estimation of motivation for rehabilitation treatment
• Physical examination
• Identification of maintaining factors for the pain problems
• Analysis of activities
Phase 2 Problem analyses
• Ordering information from inventory
• Providing an explanatory model for the pain problem
• Treatment plan
Phase 3 Education
• Exploring willingness to change behaviour
• Changing behaviour despite pain
Phase 4 Choosing activities
• Choosing activities on a functional level
• Determining treatment goals (SMART)
Phase 5 Determining baseline (Pain contingent functioning)
• Determining baseline level of functional activities (min 3–5 measurement moments)
Phase 6 Determining goal and scheme to increase activity
• Starting level below baseline
• Scheme for time contingent increase in activities
• Establishing treatment goals
Phase 7 Executing scheme
• Time contingent increase of activities
• Encouragement of successful behaviour
• Generalization at home and school
Phase 8 Generalization and evaluation
• Applying in daily situations
• Evaluation of treatment