Academic journal article British Journal of Occupational Therapy

What Changes in Perceived Work Readiness Are Made during a Three-Week Chronic Pain Management Programme?

Academic journal article British Journal of Occupational Therapy

What Changes in Perceived Work Readiness Are Made during a Three-Week Chronic Pain Management Programme?

Article excerpt

What changes in perceived work readiness are made during a three-week chronic pain management programme?

Sheffield Hallam University, 2009/10. MSc Vocational Rehabilitation.

Chronic pain is a widespread condition which significantly impacts on employment. This study aimed to investigate the work-related cognitive changes made during a three-week Pain Management Programme (PMP) and to consider whether an outcome measure based on the Stages of Change Model was a helpful tool to understand these cognitions.

A primarily positivist approach was adopted. The primary outcome measure was the Readiness to Return to Work (RRTW) Scale. Secondary outcome measures were the Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire (PSEQ), Likert scale questions about perceived confidence to work, and two non-standardised surveys.

Convenience sampling recruited participants from attendees on a three-week PMP. Questionnaires were completed by participants on commencement of the programme, and again on completion.

Descriptive statistics were used to summarise the demographic data from participants and their perceived confidence to work. Inferential statistics, namely the Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test, were used to investigate changes in scores on the RRTW Scale and the PSEQ. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.