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2020 Sep 07

Children (Basel)



Peer Support in the Treatment of Chronic Pain in Adolescents: A Review of the Literature and Available Resources.


Tolley JA, Michel MA, Williams AE, Renschler JS
Children (Basel). 2020 Sep 07; 7(9).
PMID: 32906581.


Peer support has found applications beyond the mental health field and is useful for managing several chronic disorders and supporting healthy lifestyle choices. Communication through telephone and the Internet allows for greater access to those who cannot meet in person. Adolescent chronic pain would seem ideally suited to benefit from online peer support groups. Research is lacking, however, to characterize benefit in terms of pain and function, despite a clear desire among adolescents for access to such programs. More rapid development of online applications is needed for peer support, and research into the associated outcomes will be necessary to optimally design such programs.