- Daily functioning and psychosocial well-being improve
- Patients feel more supported
- Most partners received pain education
People with chronic pain function better if their partner is involved in the therapy, compared to patients whose partner stayed out of the picture during treatment. This the conclusion of American scientists after a systematic review. However, they are careful with the statement, due to the lack of recent evidence: only 4 of the 18 included RCTs appeared in the last decade.