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Transitioning from a hospital rehabilitation programme to home: exploring the experiences of people with complex regional pain syndrome


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Rodham, K., Boxell, E., McCabe, C., Cockburn, M. and Waller, E., 2012. Transitioning from a hospital rehabilitation programme to home: exploring the experiences of people with complex regional pain syndrome. Psychology and Health, 27 (10), pp. 1150-1165.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2011.647820

    Abstract

    Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is difficult to diagnose and is characterised by burning pain in one or more limbs. Treatment is palliative not curative and focuses on improving function. This requires patients to make long-term changes to their behaviour. As with all such regimens, adherence is often poor. This study explored the lived experience of 10 patients who had returned home after completing a two-week in-patient treatment programme. The interviews focused on how they coped with the transition from hospital to home, and on the things that they considered had facilitated or hindered this transition. Battling for Control was an overarching theme that connected the four superordinate themes: 'Gaining Momentum' that facilitated the implementation of treatment advice, 'Distance from the pool of expertise' that detailed the barriers to adherence experienced; 'It helped me realise it was not all in my head' that detailed a facilitative process, and the 'nag list' that was a technique patients' used to garner support. This article offers insights into the transition experience. A key outcome is the recognition of the need to better prepare patients for their transition back home.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsRodham, K., Boxell, E., McCabe, C., Cockburn, M. and Waller, E.
    DOI10.1080/08870446.2011.647820
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Psychology
    Publisher StatementRodham_Psychology_and_Health_2012_27_10_1150.pdf: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Rodham, K., Boxell, E., McCabe, C., Cockburn, M. and Waller, E., 2012. Transitioning from a hospital rehabilitation programme to home: Exploring the experiences of people with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Psychology and Health, 27 (10), pp. 1150-1165, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2011.647820
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code28203

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