Pain is a significant secondary complication after SCI. People with SCI frequently report that pain management health services are not meeting their needs. This study aims to explore how people with SCI would like to receive pain services and how they could be best delivered. This information will be used to develop a pain service(s) that can be tested in a future intervention study.
This project is funded by CMRF.
This study will use qualitative methods to collect and analyse data. We will conduct workshops within the Canterbury region to collect data from people with SCI. Thematic analysis will be used to explore the resources that people with SCI perceive help them to manage pain, and the attributes of services which participants would like to access to manage their pain.
Status of Research
Now recruiting – see here for more details!
Researchers and Collaborators
Dr Bronwyn Thompson,
Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine,
University of Otago, Christchurch.
The Burwood Academy Consultation (BAC) Network