I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week

Papers: 27 Mar 2021 - 2 Apr 2021

Human Studies

2021 Mar 25

BMC Health Serv Res



Health care providers’ experiences of pain management and attitudes towards digitally supported self-management interventions for chronic pain: a qualitative study.


Varsi C, Ledel Solem I K, Eide H, Børøsund E, Kristjansdottir OB, Heldal K, Waxenberg LB, Weiss KE, Schreurs KMG, Morrison EJ, Stubhaug A, Nes L S
BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 Mar 25; 21(1):275.
PMID: 33766028.


Chronic pain constitutes a significant burden for the individuals affected, and is a frequent reason why patients seek health care services. While in-person psychosocial interventions can be of support to people living with chronic pain, such interventions are not always accessible. eHealth interventions may provide greater accessibility, but the evidence and use of digital self-management solutions for chronic pain are still limited and the lack of health care provider input in the development process of such solutions a concern. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to investigate health care providers' experiences of treating patients with chronic pain, their attitudes towards, and use of, digital solutions in pain management, and their suggestions for content and design elements for a potential digital pain self-management intervention.