WHAT WORKS AND DOES NOT WORK IN A SELF-MANAGEMENT INTERVENTION FOR PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC PAIN? QUALITATIVE SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-SYNTHESIS

Review written by Robin Kerr info

BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE

This systematic review and meta-synthesis is a qualitative exploration into the perceptions of people with chronic pain, asking what aids and hinders their ability to incorporate self-management skills into their daily lives following a self-management intervention program.

METHODS

PRISMA & ENTREQ requirements were met for a thematic synthesis of data from the 33 included studies (512 participants). Factors that could be considered “Enablers” and “Barriers” to an individual’s ability to incorporate self-management strategies into their daily lives were identified and correlated into themes.

RESULTS

(A)Enablers of Self- Management:

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