Topical Concurrent Session 1D – Formulating self-management strategies for persistent pain conditions


Topical Concurrent Session 1D

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This session will facilitate clinicians’ providing clear and consistent pain information to their patients in keeping with the patients’ attitude; this could, in turn, remove barriers to self-management. We will also consider the challenges of delivering effective educational interventions and in socio-economically disadvantaged settings and suggest how clinicians may be able to adapt care strategies to better meet the needs of those at risk of the poorest outcomes.

Pain education interventions consist of target concepts. The majority of these have been developed in a “top-down” manner, relying largely on conceptual models and formulated by clinicians and researchers. We provide a “bottom up” approach, by establishing which target concepts in pain education interventions are most important to those who live well with persistent pain.

Understanding patient attitudes towards pain education could help clinicians provide effective patient education. Evaluating attitudes toward pain education that reflect self-management behaviours could help prioritise which messages are provided in clinical consultations.

Particular challenges arise when providing pain care for people from disadvantaged settings – educational interventions are frequently ineffective. This session will provide insights into the role of social determinants of health in persistent pain and discuss the need to consider health equity to reduce the burden of persistent pain.

Edel O’Hagan, Centre For Pain IMPACT, Neuroscience Research Australia, NSW
Hayley Leake, Centre For Pain IMPACT, Neuroscience Research Australia, NSW
Dr Emma Karran, IIMPACT in Health, Allied Health and Human Performance, SA

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