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Pediatric chronic pain programs: current and ideal practice.
Pain Rep 2017; 2(5):e613PR

Abstract

Introduction

The treatment of youth with chronic pain has improved in recent years. However, because pediatric chronic pain programs are not governed by international standards, the development and implementation of new initiatives may be limited.

Objectives

The objectives of this study were to identify the features of programs as they exist at present and to determine what features they should have in an ideal state.

Methods

A web-based international survey was used to collect information. The survey contained 86 questions seeking respondent professional demographic data and information about the pain program with which the respondent was affiliated at the time (program organization, types of pain problem treated, professionals involved, services provided, size of the program, research, professional training, public education and advocacy, and funding sources).

Results

Respondents were 136 pediatric pain experts representing different specialties located in 12 countries. Most respondents indicated that ideal programs would have a multidisciplinary staff; provide a wide range of treatments for different chronic pain problems; integrate research, formal clinical training of specialists, and public education and advocacy into their activities; and be an accredited part of the public health system.

Conclusions

The results of this survey may be useful for health care professionals interested in treating chronic pain in children and adolescents and for policy makers concerned with improving the care given to these children and their families.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Unit for the Study and Treatment of Pain-ALGOS, Chair in Pediatric Pain URV-Fundación Grünenthal. Research Center for Behavior Assessment (CRAMC), Department of Psychology, Institut d'Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.Centre for Pediatric Pain Research, IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada.Centre for Pediatric Pain Research, IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada.Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29392228

Citation

Miró, Jordi, et al. "Pediatric Chronic Pain Programs: Current and Ideal Practice." Pain Reports, vol. 2, no. 5, 2017, pp. e613.
Miró J, McGrath PJ, Finley GA, et al. Pediatric chronic pain programs: current and ideal practice. Pain Rep. 2017;2(5):e613.
Miró, J., McGrath, P. J., Finley, G. A., & Walco, G. A. (2017). Pediatric chronic pain programs: current and ideal practice. Pain Reports, 2(5), pp. e613. doi:10.1097/PR9.0000000000000613.
Miró J, et al. Pediatric Chronic Pain Programs: Current and Ideal Practice. Pain Rep. 2017;2(5):e613. PubMed PMID: 29392228.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pediatric chronic pain programs: current and ideal practice. AU - Miró,Jordi, AU - McGrath,Patrick J, AU - Finley,G Allen, AU - Walco,Gary A, Y1 - 2017/08/21/ PY - 2016/12/22/received PY - 2017/06/16/revised PY - 2017/06/17/accepted PY - 2018/2/3/entrez PY - 2018/2/3/pubmed PY - 2018/2/3/medline KW - Chronic pain programs KW - Pediatric chronic pain KW - Survey KW - Treatment SP - e613 EP - e613 JF - Pain reports JO - Pain Rep VL - 2 IS - 5 N2 - Introduction: The treatment of youth with chronic pain has improved in recent years. However, because pediatric chronic pain programs are not governed by international standards, the development and implementation of new initiatives may be limited. Objectives: The objectives of this study were to identify the features of programs as they exist at present and to determine what features they should have in an ideal state. Methods: A web-based international survey was used to collect information. The survey contained 86 questions seeking respondent professional demographic data and information about the pain program with which the respondent was affiliated at the time (program organization, types of pain problem treated, professionals involved, services provided, size of the program, research, professional training, public education and advocacy, and funding sources). Results: Respondents were 136 pediatric pain experts representing different specialties located in 12 countries. Most respondents indicated that ideal programs would have a multidisciplinary staff; provide a wide range of treatments for different chronic pain problems; integrate research, formal clinical training of specialists, and public education and advocacy into their activities; and be an accredited part of the public health system. Conclusions: The results of this survey may be useful for health care professionals interested in treating chronic pain in children and adolescents and for policy makers concerned with improving the care given to these children and their families. SN - 2471-2531 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29392228/Pediatric_chronic_pain_programs:_current_and_ideal_practice_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/29392228/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -