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Scandinavian Journal of Pain

Official Journal of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain

Editor-in-Chief: Breivik, Harald


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Volume 16, Issue 1

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How to obtain the biopsychosocial record in multidisciplinary pain clinic? An action research study

L.B. Sejling
  • Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Department of Anaesthesia, Næstved Hospital, Næstved, Denmark
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/ L. Svensson
  • Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Department of Anaesthesia, Næstved Hospital, Næstved, Denmark
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/ P.F. Jensen
  • Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Department of Anaesthesia, Næstved Hospital, Næstved, Denmark
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/ W.Z. Pawlak
Published Online: 2017-07-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2017.04.051

Abstract

Background

Patients with complicated chronic non-malignant pain (CCNMP) should be referred to the multidisciplinary treatment based on the biopsychosocial pain model. This is not a trivial task to obtain the biopsychosocial record (BPSR) during the first visit in multidisciplinary pain center – some important data can be missing, but it is difficult to choose the right questions.

Purpose

To find the optimal method for obtaining of BPSR in patients with CCNMP.

Methods

The action research methodology is used. First, the literature search was done. Second, the meetings between therapists were hold. Third, the patients are asked about their experiences with obtaining of BPSR.

Results

The following area of interest were identified: (1) patient’s demographic data, (2) lifestyle factors, (3) previous diseases, (4) concurrent diseases, (5) previous pain treatments, (6) pain intensity and effect of the actual pain treatment, (7) general activity, (8) mood, (9) walking activity, (10) work ability, (11) home activities, (12) relations with other people, (13) sleep, (14) enjoyment of life, (15) patients expectations from treatment, and (16) treatment goals. Patients are asked about those variables. Either Visual Analogue Scale or Numeric Rating Scale is used for assessment of pain intensity and pain influence on variables (7) to (14). First, data about variables (1) to (6) are collected by the physician. Next, data about variables (7) to (15) are gathered under interview with the nurse. Last, the physician and the nurse keep the meeting on treatment goals and treatment course. Up to date (February 2017), 8 patients were asked about their experience with obtaining of BPSR. All but one patient were very satisfied.

Conclusions

The method presented above seems to be promising approach to obtaining of BPSJ in patients with CCNMP. The study is ongoing and updated results will be presented at the conference.

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Published Online: 2017-07-01

Published in Print: 2017-07-01


Citation Information: Scandinavian Journal of Pain, Volume 16, Issue 1, Pages 182–182, ISSN (Online) 1877-8879, ISSN (Print) 1877-8860, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2017.04.051.

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