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What helps (and doesn’t help) people self-manage their chronic musculoskeletal pain — tools for healthcare providers

Lauren Finestone

Self-management can be a game-changer in helping patients take control of their pain and start living their lives to the fullest. But it’s often easier said than done. A study shows what patients say supported or prevented them from self-managing their conditions.

A study aimed to identify what patients themselves said supported or prevented them from starting, or continuing, to self-manage their conditions. Why it’s important to know what patients see as the barriers to self-management If healthcare providers — especially those who specialise in musculoskeletal health — know what supports and stops patients self-manage their conditions, they’ll be better able to: identify pote...

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Published 13 January, 2023