Experienced clinicians from interdisciplinary teams participated in this study
- to share their perspectives on the barriers and facilitators to chronic pain management for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy and dyskinesia.
Four themes emerged from the focus groups:
- balancing the intersection of pain and dyskinesia,
- difficulty communicating between so many providers,
- uncertainty surrounding chronic pain education,
- differing priorities.
Participants also identified a lack of access to some interdisciplinary team members and formalized guidance on chronic pain education as barriers.
Future research should look at developing a strategy for implementing effective chronic pain management for children and adolescents.
Authors: McKinnon C, White J, Morgan P, Harvey A, Clancy C, Fahey M, Antolovich G. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2021;41(3):244-258. doi: 10.1080/01942638.2020.1847236.
More information: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33251932/