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dc.contributor.authorMcHugh GA, Thoms G.
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-25T18:21:17Z
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dc.date.created2018-09-05 00:36
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifieroai:escholar.manchester.ac.uk:uk-ac-man-scw-1d24133
dc.identifierhttp://www.manchester.ac.uk/escholar/uk-ac-man-scw:1d24133
dc.identifier12205856
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/409720
dc.description.abstractAIM: The aim of this study is to investigate patients' perceptions and experiences of chronic pain management before and after attending pain services. METHOD: A sample of 245 patients with chronic pain, who attended specialist pain services in 11 UK hospitals, were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. Patients' ages ranged between 23 and 86 years (median 51 years), and the duration of pain ranged between six months and 57 years (median five years). RESULTS: Patients reported that pain had had a profound effect on their lives, restricting daily living and leisure activities. 33 per cent (81) were classified as medically disabled. Patients' perceptions and attitudes to the management of chronic pain varied. Their main concern was that, although they wanted a specific diagnosis, they were often not given a reason for their chronic pain. CONCLUSION: Pain management requires a significant amount of input by health professionals. Patients wanted advice on the best techniques to help them cope with chronic pain. Most patients had previously tried many different pain treatments to obtain short-term pain relief. One third of patients had waited up to four months for their initial pain assessment at the pain service. Once referred to specialist pain services, patients were satisfied with their care. Almost half (47 per cent, 115) of the interviewees reported that their pain had improved. As chronic pain has a profound effect on patients' lives, it is important that early diagnosis, treatment and referral to appropriate specialists is given high priority. This study has raised the awareness and understanding of an important, but often misunderstood area.
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dc.sourceNursing Standard. 2001; 15 (52):33-37.
dc.subjectexcavation
dc.subjectActivities of Daily Living
dc.subject*Adaptation, Psychological
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectAged
dc.subjectAged, 80 and over
dc.subject*Attitude to Health
dc.subjectChronic Disease
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHuman
dc.subjectLeisure Activities
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMiddle Age
dc.subjectNursing Methodology Research
dc.subjectPain/diagnosis/etiology/*prevention & control/*psychology
dc.subjectPain Measurement
dc.subjectPatient Education
dc.subjectQuality of Life
dc.subjectQuestionnaires
dc.subjectReferral and Consultation
dc.subjectSelf Care/methods/*psychology
dc.subjectSupport, Non-U.S. Gov't
dc.titleLiving with chronic pain: the patient's perspective
dc.typeOriginal work
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