Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Chronic pain has high prevalence, complexity, psychosocial and economic impact. There is a growing interest in the development and use of digital resources accessed through electronic devices for pain management. Qualitative interviews with eight registered psychologists explored their perspectives of and suggestions regarding digital resources for pain management. Six overarching themes were identified, indicating that digital resources are perceived as useful. Difficulties were identified pertaining to digital social support and client-decision making, plus perceived barriers and facilitators for digital resource use. Participants offered suggestions about what an ideal digital resource would incorporate. These findings may inform the modification of existing resources, and the formulation of additional appropriate and tailored co-designed digital resources for the management of chronic pain.
McKinlay, Kate and Chur-Hansen, Anna
"Digital resources for pain management: Psychologists' perspectives and suggestions,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 25:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol25/iss2/2