The aim of this study was to identify the percentage of adolescents with chronic pain and or fatigue who are successfully treated in a rehabilitation setting. The second aim was to identify predictors for a successful rehabilitation treatment for chronic musculoskeletal pain and/ or fatigue in adolescents.
The inpatient rehabilitation treatment for adolescents with pain and/ or fatigue included cognitive behavioral treatment principles, such as graded exposure to physical training, cognitive behavioral therapy sessions, relaxation, and education for the adolescent and his/ her parents.
This study assessed the succesrate among adolescents who underwent inpatient rehabilitation treatment for chronic musculoskeletal pain and/ or fatigue associated with severe disability and the aim was gaining insight regarding predictors for this success. The results show that following the defined description of a successful treatment, almost half of the participants (49.5%) were successfully treated for their chronic musculoskeletal pain and/ or fatigue.