Fear Avoidance Beliefs Training (FABT)
At Home for Workers’ Compensation Patients
- Decrease Fear Avoidance Beliefs, improve function
- Decrease medication usage
- Decrease medical utilization for high medical utilizers, decreasing open claim time and moving patient to MMI more quickly
- Fear Avoidance Beliefs Training recommended in MTUS Chronic Pain Guidelines
- Behavioral health coaches trained in motivational interviewing
- Opioid-sparing, evidence-based pain neuroscience education program
- Digital health tools to track patient progress
Fun and engaging
Providers Track Patient Progress Online
- Remotely monitor patient progress
- Access pain educational media
- View key analytics
- Custom experiences for providers, clinicians, and pain coaches
KarunaHOME patient experience
Patient engages in Fear Avoidance Belief Training (FABT) at home, while progress data is sent back to their providers.
|Patient meets with a clinician (either in person or over video chat) to determine a plan of care for Fear Avoidance Beliefs Training (FABT).
The KarunaHOME kit is then sent to the patient’s house.
Training and coaching begin
|Patient begins activities and meets with coach once per week to go review goals, progress, and educational materials.
|Patient continues regular training acitivities and meets with coach once per week.
Real world application
|Patient applies functional progress to real world.
|Patient finishes program and returns kit to provider.
Clinical Evidence for Karuna’s Workers’ Compensation Program
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Meta-analyses articles *
Selected Fear Avoidance Beliefs Training (FABT)
Fear Avoidance Beliefs Training improves disability and pain intensity in patient’s low back pain
Fear Avoidance Beliefs Training significantly improved work related fear avoidance beliefs in workers with chronic pain
Patients with high fear avoidance benefit from functional rehabilitation programs that include Fear Avoidance Beliefs Training
Chronic low back pain patients with reduced function demonstrated superior benefits over treatment as usual on function, fear, and pain
Function in chronic pain patients is significantly reduced in patients with high Fear Avoidance Beliefs
Early Fear Avoidance Training prevents the onset of chronic pain
High fear avoidance beliefs is associated with sustained impairments in returning to work in chronic pain patients
Therapeutic patient education
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