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Patient expectations for a multimodal pain rehabilitation programme: active participation and coping skills. A qualitative study
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Anaesthetics, Operations and Specialty Surgery Center, Pain and Rehabilitation Center.
Lund University, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
DIGNITY Danish Institute Torture, Denmark.
2016 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, Vol. 38, no 20-21, 2135-2143 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: To describe what patients with chronic pain expect from a multimodal pain rehabilitation programme. Material and method: Qualitative interviews were used to uncover expectations about a multimodal rehabilitation programme offered at the Pain and Rehabilitations Centre, The University Hospital; Linkoping, Sweden. Sixteen women and two men (mean age 37 years; standard deviation 10 years) with chronic benign pain participated. The interviews were analysed using qualitative content analyses. Results: To participate actively in the multimodal pain rehabilitation programme and to learn adequate coping strategies to improve daily life emerged as a main category. It was based on the following four categories comprising expectations about: participating actively in the programme, interacting with the professionals and fellow patients, cognitive effects of the programme and tools for coping, and explicit effects from the programme. Conclusions: Many patients expressed expectations which may reflect that the information before the programme had started rehabilitation process at the time point for this study. The results could be applied in rehabilitation programmes by acknowledging expectations to interact with professional team members and fellow patients, by early addressing of positive and negative expectations about the future pain and by incorporating and strengthen expectations of learning to cope with pain.

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TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD , 2016. Vol. 38, no 20-21, 2135-2143 p.
Keyword [en]
Active participation; chronic pain; coping; expectations; interacting; multimodal pain programme
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-131724DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2015.1114154ISI: 000381539600017PubMedID: 26752155OAI: diva2:1010218

Funding Agencies|Vardal Foundation [RS2011/002]

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