Pain Self-Management Program for Older Adults

Sheila Bradford(Tenor) thought some members may be interested in this research study:

Seniors are being asked to enroll in a research study to evaluate a pain self-management program for older adults (www.onlinetherapyuser.ca/olderadults). The purpose of this study is to explore the acceptability and effectiveness of a remotely-delivered chronic pain management program tailored to older adults, the Pain Course, when delivered in both online and printed (workbook) formats.

Participants will have 2 months to work through the course material with a 4-week follow-up period. Generally, participants allocate 2-3 hours per week to work through the course material.

Recruitment will take place across Canada and participants will be eligible for the study if they:

  • are a resident of Canada
  • are 65 years of age or older
  • have experienced pain for more than three months
  • do not have severe depression or anxiety(5) have regular access to a computer and the Internet

Potential participants will be required to complete a preliminary screening and telephone assessment. If participants meet the inclusion criteria, they will be required to complete questionnaires at pre-treatment, post-treatment and 4-week follow-up

The course includes 5 Core Lessons over a 2-month period, along with Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Guides, Stories and Additional Resources that will be available throughout this period.

If you are interested in joining the chronic pain self-management program for older adults, please follow the link below to complete the preliminary screening:   http://uregina.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ePPMuUKJBXM5jtr 

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