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Parents' initial perceptions of multidisciplinary care for pediatric chronic pain. Pain Res Treat 2012;2012:791061

Date

09/12/2012

Pubmed ID

22966428

Pubmed Central ID

PMC3432383

DOI

10.1155/2012/791061

Abstract

Chronic and recurrent pain is experienced by many children and adolescents. Treatment of chronic pain using a multidisciplinary approach has been found to be effective for treatment of chronic pain. Parent satisfaction with treatment and treatment providers highly correlates to children's treatment adherence. Parents of children treated at a multidisciplinary chronic pain clinic were interviewed following their initial appointment. Parents reported high satisfaction with treatment team members and with the treatment plan. Parents also reported appreciation of multidisciplinary structure, the high level of expertise of the team members, and the team members' genuine interest in treating their children. This increase in satisfaction when compared to previous treatment is important since increases in satisfaction may correlate with a reduction in experiences of chronic pain. Parents reported high satisfaction with interactions with treatment team members and with the treatment plan provided for their children. Parents had appreciation of multidisciplinary team structure and the high level of expertise of the team members. This increase in satisfaction when compared to treatment from previous providers is important since increases in satisfaction may correlate with an increase in children's treatment adherence and a reduction in experiences of chronic pain.

Author List

Gorodzinsky AY, Tran ST, Medrano GR, Fleischman KM, Anderson-Khan KJ, Ladwig RJ, Weisman SJ

Authors

Kimberly J. Anderson Khan PsyD Associate Professor in the Anesthesiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Steven J. Weisman MD Professor in the Anesthesiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




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