Focus on the Good” - Participant Perspectives after Engaging in an Online Pain Self-Management Program

Wilson, PhD, MPH, RN, Marian and R. Shaw, PhD, RN, Michele (2017) Focus on the Good” - Participant Perspectives after Engaging in an Online Pain Self-Management Program. Hawaii International Conference On System Sciences (HICSS).

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate participants’ perspectives after engaging in an 8- week online pain self-management program. Unexplored qualitative data for this analysis were collected via secure online surveys distributed during a previously published randomized controlled trial. Participants for the present study were 55 adults prescribed opioid medicines for chronic pain. A qualitative descriptive approach using content analysis methods was used to analyze data obtained from three open-ended survey questions. Five common themes were identified from participant responses regarding online participation. Three themes described the benefits of the program and included: positive reframing, improved accountability, and feeling supported. Two themes described how participants would like to improve the program experience and included: desire for personalizing and ease of use. Participants’ insights regarding perceived benefits and limitations can assist health care providers in understanding how online programs may assist in chronic disease selfmanagement for a multitude of health problems.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Informatics > Information System
Depositing User: staff repository 3
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 15:18
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2018 15:18

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