Interdisciplinary Pain Neuroscience Continuing Education in the Veterans Affairs: Live Training and Live-Stream With 1-Year Follow-up
Clinical Journal of Pain
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Objective: Because of the pain and opioid epidemic in the United States, there is a need to update clinician’s knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding persistent pain across health care disciplines. The aim of this study was to determine if health care professionals can positively change their knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding chronic pain, following a pain neuroscience education (PNE) lecture and 1 year follow-up. Materials and Methods: A total of 270 health care providers at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System received a 3.5-hour PNE lecture in person or via live-stream. Primary outcomes were the Neurophysiology of Pain Questionnaire (NPQ) and Health Care Providers’ Pain and Impairment Relationship Scale (HC-PAIRS) measured before, immediately after, and 1 year after the PNE lecture. At 1 year participants were also asked how the PNE lecture affected their practice. Results: Pain knowledge (NPQ) (P... (see full abstract in article).
Pain neuroscience education; Interdisciplinary; Pain education; Physical therapy
Military and Veterans Studies | Neuroscience and Neurobiology
Interdisciplinary Pain Neuroscience Continuing Education in the Veterans Affairs: Live Training and Live-Stream With 1-Year Follow-up.
Clinical Journal of Pain, 35(11),