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Pain Concern’s research study wins two prizes!

Pain Con­cern’s research study, which has iden­ti­fied a range of com­mon bar­ri­ers which can make the facil­i­ta­tion and adop­tion of self-man­age­ment of chron­ic pain more dif­fi­cult, has been award­ed top poster at North British Pain Asso­ci­a­tion Spring Con­fer­ence 2015 and one of top 5 research posters at the British Pain Soci­ety Annu­al Sci­en­tif­ic Meet­ing 2015

The study focused on the par­tic­i­pants’ expe­ri­ences of pri­ma­ry care and data was gath­ered from peo­ple liv­ing with chron­ic pain, car­ers and a wide range of pri­ma­ry care health­care pro­fes­sion­als. The study high­light­ed a range of com­mon­ly occur­ring bar­ri­ers includ­ing those formed dur­ing one-to-one inter­ac­tions between patient and health­care pro­fes­sion­als and those imposed by the con­straints of the wider NHS organ­i­sa­tion. The often lengthy and incon­clu­sive patient jour­ney towards diag­no­sis and treat­ment, the emo­tion­al impact of pain, the need for ongo­ing sup­port and a pure­ly med­ical approach were also high­light­ed as poten­tial oppor­tu­ni­ties for bar­ri­ers to form.

The full report and find­ings can be found here.

Look out for Pain Con­cern’s series of new online resources for patients to help under­stand & man­age their pain bet­ter from an ear­li­er stage in pri­ma­ry care. Com­ing soon!