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2020 Jul 01

BMC Health Serv Res



Patient perspectives on interventional pain management: thematic analysis of a qualitative interview study.


Hambraeus J, Hambraeus KS, Sahlen K-G
BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Jul 01; 20(1):604.
PMID: 32611397.


Chronic pain is a widespread problem that is usually approached by focusing on its psychological aspects or on trying to reduce the pain from the pain generator. Patients report that they feel responsible for their pain and that they are disempowered and stigmatized because of it. Here, we explored interventional pain management from the patient's perspective to understand the process better.