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Chronic pain through COVID

Chronic pain through COVID

Dunham, M., Bacon, L., Cottom, S., McCrone, P., Mehrpouya, H., Spyridonis, F., Thompson, Trevor ORCID: 0000-0001-9880-782X and Schofield, P. (2022) Chronic pain through COVID. Frontiers in Pain Research, 3:937652. pp. 1-10. ISSN 2673-561X (Online) (doi:

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Objectives: To identify good practice in the community management of chronic pain, and to understand the perspective of a group of healthcare service users towards the management of chronic pain using technology during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Methods: Forty-five people, recruited via social media and Pain Association Scotland, participated in three focus groups hosted over Zoom. Focus groups were conducted using semi-structured questions to guide the conversation. Data were analysed using Ritchie / Spencer's Framework Analysis.
Results: The participants shared observations of their experiences of remotely supported chronic pain services and insights into the potential for future chronic pain care provision. Experiences were in the majority positive with some describing their rapid engagement with technology during the COVID pandemic.
Conclusion: Results suggest there is strong potential for telehealth to complement and support existing provision of pain management services.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: chronic pain; older people; COVID-19; remote healthcare; ageing
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Chronic Illness and Ageing
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2022 12:26

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