Understanding the use of pain management and other health services by people living with chronic pain

March 2021

Dr Natasa Gisev

Scientia Professor Louisa Degenhardt

Ms Ria Hopkins

Other Collaborators: 

Dr Gabrielle Campbell, Senior Research Fellow, University of the Sunshine Coast

Project description: 

Summary: This qualitative study will explore the experiences of ~30 Australians living with chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) as they navigate the health system. Understanding the lived experiences of Australians with CNCP is essential to inform evidence-based, patient-centred care approaches to effective management, and current barriers to health service access must be understood to inform service planning.

One in five Australian adults are affected by CNCP, and accessible and evidence-based pain management is essential from both an individual and a broader societal viewpoint.

This study involves semi-structured interviews with people living with CNCP, conducted either by phone or face-to-face, depending on the location and preference of the participant.

You can read more about this project here.