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Table 2 PREVSAM model compared with treatment as usual

From: Prevention of sickness absence through early identification and rehabilitation of at-risk patients with musculoskeletal pain (PREVSAM): a randomised controlled trial protocol



Medical history with a person-centred approach and structure

Medical history could include a person-centred approach

Physical examination

Physical examination

Identification and clarification of the patient’s attitudes towards responsibility for the management of musculoskeletal pain


A rehabilitation plan with structured, individualised, synchronised rehabilitation based on interdisciplinary teamwork.

Individualised rehabilitation plan

Possibility of early access to psychologist or psychotherapist

Could be possible to see psychologist or psychotherapist

Possibility of early contact and collaboration with employer and workplace

  1. TAU = treatment as usual