Evaluation of the effectiveness of a chronic pain management programme

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Title: Evaluation of the effectiveness of a chronic pain management programme
Authors: Collins, Sarah
Carr, Alan
O'Keefe, Declan
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6473
Date: 2001
Abstract: Thirty-two chronic pain patients classified as dysfunctional (N=15); interpersonally distressed (N=9); or adaptive copers (N=8) on the MPI were evaluated before and after a 3.5 week outpatient multimodal chronic pain management programme. Five patients also participated in a post-treatment focus group in which they gave accounts of their experiences of the programthree groups, which were demographically similar, did not differ in their response to the programme. There was an overall significant reduction (p<.01) in mean depression scores on the Beck Depression Inventory and a near significant reduction (p<.08) in mean scores on the functional limitations subscale of the Functional Limitations Profile when pre- and post-treatment scores were compared. There was no significant reduction in McGill Pain Questionnaire scores. A thematic content analysis of the focus group transcripts showed that patients experienced the programme as improving their mood, their capacity to cope with pain and their interpersonal adjustment. Both formal features of the programme such as education and physiotherapy and informal aspects of the programme such as social support from other participants were perceived as contributing to improvement.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
Keywords: Chronic pain management programme;Holistic multimodal pain management programme
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Carr, A. (eds.). Clinical Psychology in Ireland Volume 2: Empirical Studies of Problems And Treatment Processes In Adults
Appears in Collections:Psychology Research Collection

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