History of ESCAPE-pain
ESCAPE-pain originated at the Dulwich Community Hospital with a large scale study that compared the ESCAPE-pain programme with usual GP management. ESCAPE-pain showed greater benefits in function and self-efficacy and these were maintained over time. The study also showed cost benefits to the NHS.
Sevenoaks Hospital then piloted a comparison study of ESCAPE-pain versus standard physiotherapy. Both showed improvements in function and self-efficacy, however the patients in the ESCAPE-pain group showed longer lasting improvements.