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Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2019

‘A lifebuoy’ and ‘a waste of time’: patients’ varying experiences of multidisciplinary pain centre treatment- a qualitative study

Bidragsytere:
  • Torunn Hatlen Nøst og
  • Aslak Steinsbekk

Tidsskrift

BMC Health Services Research
ISSN 1472-6963
e-ISSN 1472-6963
NVI-nivå 2

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2019
Publisert online: 2019
Volum: 19
Hefte: 1015
Open Access

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Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85077305190

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Helsefag

Emneord

Smerteforskning • Smertemestring

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Tittel

‘A lifebuoy’ and ‘a waste of time’: patients’ varying experiences of multidisciplinary pain centre treatment- a qualitative study

Sammendrag

Background: The recognition of chronic pain as a biopsychosocial phenomenon has led to the establishment of multidisciplinary pain treatment facilities, such as pain centres. Previous studies have focussed on inpatient, groupbased or time-limited multidisciplinary pain programmes. The aim was to investigate variation in patients’ experiences of attending individual outpatient multidisciplinary treatment at pain centres in Norway. Methods: This was a qualitative study using semi-structured individual interviews with 19 informants. The informants were recruited among persons who after referral by their general practitioners 12 months prior had attended multidisciplinary pain treatment at a pain centre. The data were analysed thematically using systematic text condensation. Results: The informants had received different treatments at the pain centres. Some had undergone only one multidisciplinary assessment in which a physician, a psychologist and a physiotherapist had been present, whereas others had initially been to a multidisciplinary assessment and then continued treatment by one or more of the professionals at the centre. Their experiences ranged from the pain centre as being described as a lifebuoy by some informants who had attended treatment over time, to being described as a waste of time by others who had only attended one or two multidisciplinary sessions. Prominent experiences included being met with understanding and a perception of receiving the best possible treatment, but also included disappointment over not being offered any treatment and perceiving the multidisciplinary approach as unnecessary. Conclusions: There were large variations in the informants’ experiences in the pain centres. The findings indicate that the pain centres’ multidisciplinary approach can represent a new approach to living with chronic pain but may also not provide anything new. Efforts should be devoted to ensuring that the pain centres’ multidisciplinary treatment approach is aligned with their patients’ actual needs.

Bidragsytere

Aktiv cristin-person

Torunn Hatlen Nøst

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for samfunnsmedisin og sykepleie ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
Aktiv cristin-person

Aslak Steinsbekk

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for samfunnsmedisin og sykepleie ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
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