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Self-management of chronic low back pain: Four viewpoints from patients and healthcare providers

Stenner, Paul; Cross, Vinnette; McCrum, Carol; McGowan, Janet; Defever, Emmanuel; Lloyd, Phil; Poole, Robert and Moore, Ann P. (2015). Self-management of chronic low back pain: Four viewpoints from patients and healthcare providers. Health Psychology Open, 2(2) pp. 1–11.

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Abstract

A move towards self-management is central to health strategy around chronic low back pain, but its concept and meaning for those involved are poorly understood. In the reported study, four distinct and shared viewpoints on self-management were identified among people with pain and healthcare providers using Q methodology. Each construes self-management in a distinctive manner and articulates a different vision of change. Identification of similarities and differences among the viewpoints holds potential for enhancing communication between patients and healthcare providers and for better understanding the complexities of self-management in practice.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Author(s)
ISSN: 2055-1029
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
An exploration of self-care in chronic low-back disorder from the perspectives of practitioners and patients: a Q methodological study (D-11-029-PS)NIHR PB-PG-0909-20039National Institute for Heath Research (NIHR)
Keywords: Chronic illness, communication, critical health psychology, health care, health psychology, meaning, pain, pain acceptance, pain management, qualitative methods, q methodology
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
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Item ID: 38909
Depositing User: Paul Stenner
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2015 15:24
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 23:25
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/38909
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