Young people and persistent pain


mHealth for chronic disease management: Experiences of young people and professionals

Chief investigators: Associate Professor Helen Slater, Dr Jared Campbell, Professor Jennifer Stinson,Megan Burley, Professor Andrew Briggs
Partners: Curtin University, Musculoskeletal Australia (formerly MOVE), Arthritis and Osteoporosis Western Australia and the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
Year: 2018

This project examined the evidence for the use of mobile health (mHealth) technologies to support young people managing chronic health conditions such as persistent musculoskeletal pain.

Access the briefing report and media release here.

Painful transitions: Young people’s experiences of living with persistent pain, their interactions with health services and their needs and preferences for pain management including digital technologies

Chief investigators: Associate Professor Helen Slater and Associate Professor Andrew Briggs
Co-investigator: Dr Joanne Jordan, Jason Chua and Robert Schütze
Institutions: Curtin University, Musculoskeletal Australia (formerly MOVE), A&OWA and HealthSense
Year: 2016

This project investigated the experiences of 16-24 year old Australians with persistent musculoskeletal pain, and their needs and preferred modes of delivery for pain management services with a focus on digital technologies.

Access the report, summary and journal article here.




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