Decision-making processes for the self-management of persistent pain: A grounded theory study

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Title Decision-making processes for the self-management of persistent pain: A grounded theory study
Author Fenwick, Clare; Chaboyer, Wendy; St John, Winsome
Journal Name Contemporary Nurse
Year Published 2012
Place of publication Australia
Publisher eContent Management
Abstract Persistent pain negatively impacts upon the individual suffering this condition. Almost all care related to persistent pain is self-managed. Decision-making is a critical skill of the self-manager and without these skills it would be improbable that effective self-management would emerge. However, current theories regarding decision-making and self-management have not adequately accounted for the many difficulties faced by individuals enduring persistent pain and the consequences of these experiences for the decision-maker. This Grounded Theory study revealed that individuals will transform into three distinct types of decision-makers using three different styles of decision-making in response to the many and varied problems related to the experience of persistent pain. These findings will provide nurses with valuable information to better equip individuals with persistent pain through the decision-making processes necessary for successful self-management.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2012 e-Content Management Pty Ltd. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 42
Issue Number 1
Page from 53
Page to 66
ISSN 1037-6178
Date Accessioned 2012-11-01
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Menzies Health Institute Qld; Population and Social Health Research Program
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative)
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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