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A New Model to Reach Vulnerable Older Adults With Pain Self-management Support

2019-09-25 06:13:39 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Learning chronic pain self-management skills can help patients improve daily functioning and quality of life, while avoiding risks associated with opioids and other pharmacological treatments. Community health workers (CHWs) may help make chronic pain self-management interventions more accessible to older adults living in underserved communities. The goal of this study is to conduct a feasibility test of a chronic pain self-management intervention delivered by CHWs, in conjunction with mobile health tools, in a sample of 10 older adults recruited from community sites in Detroit, Michigan. This study will involve the use of mixed quantitative and qualitative methods to assess participant engagement and satisfaction, and change in pain-related outcomes.

Study Design

Conditions

Chronic Pain

Intervention

STEPS (Seniors using Technology to Engage in Pain Self-management)

Location

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor
Michigan
United States
48109

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University of Michigan

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-25T06:13:39-0400

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