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2023 Jan 03

Pain Ther

Guided Self-Help for People with Chronic Pain: Integrated Care in a Public Tertiary Pain Clinic-A Pilot Study.


Redpath P, Searle A, Wall C, Venning A, Oswald T, Glover F, Herriot P
Pain Ther. 2023 Jan 03.
PMID: 36595182.


Globally, chronic pain affects more than 30% of people worldwide and is the leading cause of disability and health care utilisation. Access to timely, person-centred, cost-effective programs is unattainable for most. People living in regional, rural and remote areas are disproportionately affected due to scarcity of services and qualified, multidisciplinary health and medical professionals. Caring and supporting people with chronic pain involves a range of interventions that incorporate a multifaceted bio-psychosocial approach. Tertiary and primary chronic pain services are optimally placed to deliver integrated models of care. This pilot study explored the effectiveness of an integrated Guided Self-Help (GSH) program within a multidisciplinary tertiary pain unit in a public hospital in Australia.