Systematically searching for and assessing the literature for self-management of chronic pain: a lay users’ perspective

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/582834
Title:
Systematically searching for and assessing the literature for self-management of chronic pain: a lay users’ perspective
Authors:
Schofield, P. (Patricia); Smith, B.H. (Blair); Martin, D. (Denis); Jones, D. (Derek); Clarke, A. (Amanda); McNamee, P. (Paul); Marsh, R. (Ron); Morrison, M. (Michael); Morrison, R. (Rosemary); Fowler, S. (Sheena); Anthony, G. (Geraldine); Stewart, C. (Carrie)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Health and Social Care Institute.
Citation:
Schofield, P., Smith, B.H., Martin, D., Jones, D., Clarke, A., McNamee, P., Marsh, R., Morrison, M., Morrison, R., Fowler, S., Anthony, G., Stewart, C. (2014) 'Systematically searching for and assessing the literature for self-management of chronic pain: a lay users’ perspective' BMC Geriatrics; 14 (86)
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
BMC Geriatrics
Issue Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/582834
Abstract:
Background: The Engaging with older adults in the development of strategies for the self management of chronic pain (EOPIC) study aims to design and develop self management strategies to enable older adults to manage their own pain. Involving older adults in research into chronic pain management will better enable the identification and development of strategies that are more appropriate for their use, but how can perspectives really be utilised to the best possible outcomes? Method: Seven older adults were recruited through a local advertising campaign to take part. We also invited participants from the local pain services, individuals who had been involved in earlier phase of the EOPIC study and a previous ESRC funded project. The group undertook library training and research skills training to facilitate searching of the literature and identified sources of material. A grading tool was developed using perceived essential criteria identified by the older adults and material was graded according to the criteria within this scale. Results: Fifty-seven resources from over twenty-eight sources were identified. These materials were identified as being easily accessible, readable and relevant. Many of the web based materials were not always easy to find or readily available so they were excluded by the participants. All but one were UK based. Forty-four items were identified as meeting the key criteria for inclusion in the study. This included five key categories as follows; books, internet, magazines, leaflets, CD’s/Tapes. Conclusion: This project was able to identify a number of exemplars of self management material along with some general rules regarding the categories identified. We must point out that the materials identified were not age specific, were often locally developed and would need to be adapted to older adults with chronic pain. For copyright issues we have not included them in this paper. The key message is really related to the format rather than the content. However, the group acknowledge that these may vary according to the requirements of each individual older adult and therefore recommend the development of a leaflet to help others in their search for resources. This leaflet has been developed as part of Phase IV of the EOPIC study.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
older adults; Literature for self-management of chronic pain; Strategies for managing chronic pain; Involving older adults in research
ISSN:
1471-2318
EISSN:
1471-2318
Rights:
Author can archive publisher's version/PDF. Creative Commons License. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed: 27/11/2015]

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dc.contributor.authorSchofield, P. (Patricia)en
dc.contributor.authorSmith, B.H. (Blair)en
dc.contributor.authorMartin, D. (Denis)en
dc.contributor.authorJones, D. (Derek)en
dc.contributor.authorClarke, A. (Amanda)en
dc.contributor.authorMcNamee, P. (Paul)en
dc.contributor.authorMarsh, R. (Ron)en
dc.contributor.authorMorrison, M. (Michael)en
dc.contributor.authorMorrison, R. (Rosemary)en
dc.contributor.authorFowler, S. (Sheena)en
dc.contributor.authorAnthony, G. (Geraldine)en
dc.contributor.authorStewart, C. (Carrie)en
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-27T15:07:48Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-27T15:07:48Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationBMC Geriatrics; 14 (86)en
dc.identifier.issn1471-2318en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/582834en
dc.description.abstractBackground: The Engaging with older adults in the development of strategies for the self management of chronic pain (EOPIC) study aims to design and develop self management strategies to enable older adults to manage their own pain. Involving older adults in research into chronic pain management will better enable the identification and development of strategies that are more appropriate for their use, but how can perspectives really be utilised to the best possible outcomes? Method: Seven older adults were recruited through a local advertising campaign to take part. We also invited participants from the local pain services, individuals who had been involved in earlier phase of the EOPIC study and a previous ESRC funded project. The group undertook library training and research skills training to facilitate searching of the literature and identified sources of material. A grading tool was developed using perceived essential criteria identified by the older adults and material was graded according to the criteria within this scale. Results: Fifty-seven resources from over twenty-eight sources were identified. These materials were identified as being easily accessible, readable and relevant. Many of the web based materials were not always easy to find or readily available so they were excluded by the participants. All but one were UK based. Forty-four items were identified as meeting the key criteria for inclusion in the study. This included five key categories as follows; books, internet, magazines, leaflets, CD’s/Tapes. Conclusion: This project was able to identify a number of exemplars of self management material along with some general rules regarding the categories identified. We must point out that the materials identified were not age specific, were often locally developed and would need to be adapted to older adults with chronic pain. For copyright issues we have not included them in this paper. The key message is really related to the format rather than the content. However, the group acknowledge that these may vary according to the requirements of each individual older adult and therefore recommend the development of a leaflet to help others in their search for resources. This leaflet has been developed as part of Phase IV of the EOPIC study.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen
dc.rightsAuthor can archive publisher's version/PDF. Creative Commons License. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed: 27/11/2015]en
dc.subjectolder adultsen
dc.subjectLiterature for self-management of chronic painen
dc.subjectStrategies for managing chronic painen
dc.subjectInvolving older adults in researchen
dc.titleSystematically searching for and assessing the literature for self-management of chronic pain: a lay users’ perspectiveen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1471-2318en
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Health and Social Care Institute.en
dc.identifier.journalBMC Geriatricsen
or.citation.harvardSchofield, P., Smith, B.H., Martin, D., Jones, D., Clarke, A., McNamee, P., Marsh, R., Morrison, M., Morrison, R., Fowler, S., Anthony, G., Stewart, C. (2014) 'Systematically searching for and assessing the literature for self-management of chronic pain: a lay users’ perspective' BMC Geriatrics; 14 (86)en
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