YOUNG PEOPLE & PERSISTENT PAIN


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, MOVE, A&OWA and HealthSense
Year: 2016

The aim of this project was to investigate 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.

In 2016 we undertook an exploratory qualitative study for the Victorian Government examining consumer attitudes to opioid medications to inform future policy on pain management and prescription medications for people with persistent pain.

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