Developing an activity pacing framework for chronic pain/fatigue

Developing an activity pacing framework for chronic pain/fatigue Healthcare professionals commonly advise activity pacing as a coping strategy to try to help patients  with conditions of chronic pain/fatigue to manage their symptoms.  Healthcare professionals were invited to complete an online survey regarding their opinions on activity pacing . East Coast Community Healthcare participated. Most healthcare professionals surveyed instructed pacing as a self-management strategy and included pacing as a component of rehabilitation programmes. Pacing  was found to be helpful for many but not all patients.  Pacing was considered to be helpful when the aims of pacing were to increase valued activities/function and to help to manage symptoms.  Challenges of using pacing guides included the conflicting information provided across different resources, or if guides were inflexible or too formulaic. These findings together with existing research findings were used to develop the first draft of an activity pacing framework. You can access  the Summary and Stage I&II Final Report below.

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Gosia Majsak-Newman,
13 Aug 2018, 04:04
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Gosia Majsak-Newman,
13 Aug 2018, 04:04
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