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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
chronic pain, self-management, quality of life
Over 100 million Americans experience chronic pain (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2011). Chronic pain negatively impacts many aspects of daily life including sleep, exercising, relationships, and work. This contributes to an overall decreased quality of life (Riva, Camerini, Allam, & Schulz, 2014). Chronic pain self-management is a non-pharmaceutical intervention designed to educate people with chronic pain about pain mechanisms and assist them to develop coping mechanisms to live with chronic pain. This DNP Project utilized a self-management program for people with chronic pain based on programming developed by the University of California Davis to improve overall quality of life. Quality of life was measured using pre-intervention versus post-intervention comparison of healthy days utilizing the Center for Disease Control’s Healthy Days Measures. Results demonstrated clinical significance in improved number of healthy days versus unhealthy days and statistical significance in improvement in specific measures including decreased number of sleepless nights per month, decreased perceived pain level, and decreased number of days experiencing pain per month.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Chronic pain -- Treatment
Quality of life
Includes bibliographical references (pages 57-66)
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
Gramlick-Mueller, Abigail, "Impact of Self-Management Education on Quality of Life Among Adults with Chronic Pain" (2017). Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Practice Innovation Projects. 30.