Journal article

Evaluation of Digital Technologies Tailored to Support Young People's Self-Management of Musculoskeletal Pain: Mixed Methods Study

Helen Slater, Jennifer N Stinson, Joanne E Jordan, Jason Chua, Ben Low, Chitra Lalloo, Quynh Pham, Joseph A Cafazzo, Andrew M Briggs

Journal of Medical Internet Research | JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Digital technologies connect young people with health services and resources that support their self-care. The lack of accessible, reliable digital resources tailored to young people with persistent musculoskeletal pain is a significant gap in the health services in Australia. Recognizing the intense resourcing required to develop and implement effective electronic health (eHealth) interventions, the adaptation of extant, proven digital technologies may improve access to pain care with cost and time efficiencies. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to test the acceptability and need for adaptation of extant digital technologies, the painHEALTH website and the iCanCope with Pain app, for ..

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Awarded by Government of Western Australia, Department of Health, Health Networks

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by grant cofunding awarded from the Government of Western Australia, Department of Health, Health Networks (2018_2436) and Arthritis and Osteoporosis WA, with in-kind support from the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University. The funding organization had no influence on the study design, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data or on the writing of the manuscript and the decision to submit the manuscript for publication. The authors wish to thank the staff at Improving Outcomes in Child Health through Technology Laboratory, SickKids Hospital, Toronto, Canada, for assistance with providing codes for access to the iCanCope with Pain app and for piloting use of the LookBack platform. The authors also acknowledge the support from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, and the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Techna Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, for the use of APEEE.