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A structured review of the evidence for pacing as a chronic pain intervention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18448368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pacing as an intervention appears with great regularity in the chronic pain management literature and yet what service providers actually mean by pacing is unclear and poorly defined. This short communication reports the findings of a structured review of the literature which examined the strength of the evidence for pacing as an intervention for people with chronic pain. The McMaster critical review guidelines were followed and the relevant electronic databases were searched. Findings revealed a paucity of outcome studies specific to pacing as an intervention. Although background literature demonstrates that pacing is often one part of a multidisciplinary intervention program, the research conducted on these programs presents pacing itself as an ill- or undefined construct. It is evident from this review that "pacing," while a widely employed term, lacks consensus of definition and a demonstrable evidence-base.
Joanna R Gill; Cary A Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Review     Date:  2008-04-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pain (London, England)     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1532-2149     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Pain     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-19     Completed Date:  2009-04-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9801774     Medline TA:  Eur J Pain     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  214-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, 2-64 Corbett Hall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G4.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Pain / psychology*,  therapy*
Self Care
Treatment Outcome

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