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Research

 

"Expert consensus and a growing body of research says that best-practice

pain management often requires coordinated interdisciplinary assessment and management involving, at a minimum, physical, psychological, and environmental risk factors in each patient."

- National Pain Strategy, 2010

 

 

Arthritis

Time to Move Arthritis

Arthritis Australia

Time to Move Osteoarthritis Ontogeny and phylogeny of facial expression of pain

Arthritis Australia

Time to Move Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthritis Australia

Time to Move: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Arthritis Australia

Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program evaluation

NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI)

 
Chronic Pain 

Working with Persistent Pain: An Exploration of Strategies Utilised to Stay Productive at Work
The Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, Published 22 Jan 2016

Chronic pain

SA Health

Pain Management Network Multicultural report 2015

NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI)

Catastrophic thinking and increased risk for prescription opioid misuse in patients with chronic pain

Martel MO1, Wasan AD, Jamison RN, Edwards RR.

Parent Pain and Catastrophizing are Associated With Pain, Somatic Symptoms, and Pain-related Disability Among Early Adolescents

Journal of Pediatric Psychology Advance Access published December 24, 2013

Pain medicine versus pain management: ethical dilemmas created by contemporary medicine and business 

Loeser JD1, Cahana A.

Chronic pain alters DNA marking in the brain

McGill University

Ontogeny and phylogeny of facial expression of pain

Chambers, Christine T.a; Mogil, Jeffrey S.b

Structural modelling and mutant cycle analysis predict pharmacoresponsiveness of a Nav1.7 mutant channel

Yang Yang,Sulayman D. Dib-Hajj,Jian Zhang,Yang Zhang,Lynda Tyrrell,Mark Estacion& Stephen G. Waxman

Discovery of a selective Nav1 7 inhibitor from centipede venom

Shilong Yanga,b,1, Yao Xiaoa,b,1, Di Kanga,b,1, Jie Liua,b, Yuan Lia,b, Eivind A. B. Undheimc, Julie K. Klintc, Mingqiang Ronga,2, Ren Laia,2, and Glenn F. Kingc,

Costs of moderate to severe chronic pain in primary care patients a study of the ACCORD Program

Journal of Pain Research

Mind Body Therapies

Craig Hassed MBBS, FRACGP, is Senior Lecturer, Department of General Practice, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria

Outsmarting Pain

Medical Journal of Australia

Medication management of Chronic Pelvic Pain

Dr Susan Evans FRANZCOG, FFPMANZCA Gynaecologist, Specialist Pain Medicine Physician Pelvic Pain SA

The potential role for a pharmacist in a multidisciplinary general practitioner super clinic

Bajorek B, LeMay K, Gunn K, Armour C.

Health professionals urged to have greater empathy for patients

Associate Professor Cohen

Medication Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain

Dr Susan Evans, Office gynaecology, Vol 16 No 3 Spring 2014 38-39

Distinct Brain Systems Mediate the Effects of Nociceptive Input and Self-Regulation on Pain

T Wager et al. 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002036 6 Jan 2015

What is pain

Michael J Cousins AM

Characteristics of Bodily Pain

Australian Bureau of Statistics. 4841.0 - Facts at your Fingertips: Health, 2011 

Self-management of chronic pain: a population-based study

Fiona M Blyth, Lyn M March, Michael K Nicholas, Michael J Cousins Pain 113 (2005) 285–292 

Chronic pain is a disease of the brain

Pridmore S Psychiatry Chapter 35

Chronic pain in primary care

Smith BH, Hopton JL, Chambers WA Family Practice 1999 16:475-82

Assessment and Management of Chronic Pain

5th edition 2011 - Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, Health Care Guideline

Persistent pain as a disease entity: implications for clinical management

Philip J Siddall and Michael J Cousins Anesth Analg 2004; 99:510–20

Pain relief as a human right

Michael J Cousins, Frank Brennan, Daniel B Carr 

An Evolutionary Stress-Response Hypothesis for Chronic Widespread Pain (Fibromyalgia Syndrome)

Lyon P, Cohen M and Quintner J Pain Medicine 2011: 1167-1178 

 

Pain & Depression

Depression and physical illness

Alex Holmes, Nicholas Christelis, Carolyn Arnold MJA Open 2012; 1 Suppl 4: 17-20

Depression and Prescription Opioid Misuse Among Chronic Opioid Therapy Recipients With No History of Substance Abuse

Annals of Family Medicine, Aug 2012, Vol 10 No.2

 

Opioids

Chapter 5 Opioid medicines

Australian ATLAS of Healthcare Variation - National Standards and Accreditation

America Starts Talking

Sponsored by Kaleo in partnership with American Academy of Pain Management, American Chronic Pain Association, The Pain Community, U.S Pain Community

The Pain and Opioids IN Treatment study: characteristics of a cohort using opioids to manage chronic non-cancer pain

Campbell,G. et al 2015, Pain, 156(2), 231-242

Pain and Opioids IN Treatment (POINT) study - relevant publications

POINT

Prescription Opioid Policy

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

An update on oxycodone: lessons for death investigators in Australia (abstract only)

Pilgrim J et al. Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology, 18 Nov 2014

Opioids for chronic non-cancer pain

Freynhagen, R., Geisslinger, G., Schug, BMJ (Online), 346, pp. BMJ 2013; 346:f293

Adverse Selection? A Multi-Dimensional Profile of People Dispensed Opioid Analgesics for Persistent Non-Cancer Pain

Profile of Opioid Analgesic Users Dec 2013, Vol 8 Issue 12

Opioid prescribing in Australian general practice

Harrison CM et al. MJA 196 (6) 2 April 2012

Depression and Prescription Opioid Misuse Among Chronic Opioid Therapy Recipients With No History of Substance Abuse

Annals of Family Medicine, Aug 2012, Vol 10 No.2

Nonmedical use of prescription opioids: What is the real problem?

Mary Lynch, Pain Research and Management March/April 2013 Volume 18 Issue 2: 67-68

Critical issues on opioids in chronic non-cancer pain (abstract only)

Eriksen J et al, Pain, Volume 125, Issue 1, Pages 172-179, Nov 2006

 

Spinal Cord Injury

Chronic Pain & Spinal Cord Injury Project Report 1: Consumer Needs Analysis

NSW ACi Pain Network & NSW State Spinal Cord Injury Service Dec 2013 

Chronic Pain & Spinal Cord Injury Project Report 2: Clinician Needs Analysis

NSW ACi Pain Network & NSW State Spinal Cord Injury Service Dec 2013

 

Workcover & Compensable Clients

WorkCover Trial with Injured WorkersWorkCover Trial with Injured Workers

February 2014 

Guiding compensable clients out of pain

Australian Physiotherapy Association - Issue 1 2013 

ADAPT for work related pain: Intensive cognitive-behavioural pain management program

Pain Management & Research Centre (University of Sydney/Royal North Shore Hospital) - 2005

 

Prevelance and Economic Impact 

Australians in Pain Report February 2016

Prepared for Pfizer Australia by StollzNow Research

The personal and national costs of lost labour force participation due to arthritis: an economic study

Schofield D et al. BMC Public Health 2013, 13:88

Evaluation of the Melbourne Street to Home program Baseline Report

RMIT October 2012 (REPORT: links between homelessness and chronic pain)

Labor Force Participation and the Influence of Having Back Problems on Income Poverty in Australia

Schofield D et al. Spine Vol 37, No. 13, pp1156-1163, 2012

Early retirement and the financial assets of individuals with back problems

Schofield D, Shrestha R, Percival R, Callander E, Kelly S, Passey MEuropean Spine Journal 20(5): 731-736 (2011) 

Waiting in pain: a systematic investigation into the provision of persistent pain services in Australia

Semple TJ and Hogg MN MJA 196 (6) 2 April 2012 

Chronic pain in Australia: a prevalence study

Fiona M Blyth, Lyn M March, Alan J M Brnabic, Louisa R Jorm, Margaret Williamson, Michael J Cousins Pain 89 (2001) pp127-134

Prevalence and management of chronic pain

AIHW GP Statistics and Classification Unit, 2003. SAND abstract No. 42 from the BEACH program

Prevalence and management of chronic pain

SAND abstract No. 82 from the BEACH program 2005–06 Subject

Chronic pain in general practice patients

AIHW Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, 2010. SAND abstract No. 150 from the BEACH program

Chronic pain in general practice patients

AIHW Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, 2009. SAND abstract No. 127 from the BEACH program

Prevalence and management of chronic pain

AIHW Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, 2008. SAND abstract No. 112 from the BEACH program

Prevalence, Causes, Severity, Impact, and Management of Chronic Pain in Australian General Practice Patients

Henderson et al. Pain Medicine 15 Juy 2013

Chronic diseases and labour force participation among older Australians

Deborah J Schofield, Rupendra N Shrestha, Megan E Passey, Arul Earnest and Susan L Fletcher MJA Vol 189 No 8, 20 Oct 2008

Chronic pain-related disability and use of analgesia and health services in a Sydney community

Fiona M Blyth, Lyn M March and Michael J Cousins MJA 2003; 179:84-87

 

Aboriginal and Rural Health

Consumers ’ experiences of back pain in rural Western Australia: access to information and services, and self-management behaviours

Andrew M Briggs  Helen Slater Samantha Bunzli Joanne E Jordan Stephanie J Davies Anne J Smith  John L Quintner

Engaging consumers living in remote areas of Western Australia in the self-management of back pain: a prospective cohort study

Helen Slater Andrew M Briggs Samantha Bunzli  Stephanie J Davies  Anne J Smith  John L Quintner

Implementing Evidence-Informed Policy into Practice for Health Care Professionals Managing People with Low Back Pain in Australian Rural Settings

Slater H1, Briggs AM, Smith AJ, Bunzli S, Davies SJ, Quintner JL

Essential Pain Management - Summary of Workshops conducted for Aboriginal Health Practitioners in Dec 2013 Dr. Roger Goucke et al. Geraldton, WA and Alice Springs, NT (REPORT)
 

Back Pain

Implementing Evidence-Informed Policy into Practice for Health Care Professionals Managing People with Low Back Pain in Australian Rural Settings: A Preliminary Prospective Single-Cohort Study

Slater H et al, Pain Medicine 2014

'I am absolutely shattered': The impact of chronic low back pain on Australian Aboriginal people

European Journal of Pain, 2012 I.B. Lin et al

Prognosis in patients with onset low back pain in Australia primary care

Nicholas Henschke, Christopher G Maher, Kathryn M Refshauge, Robert D Herbert, Robert G Cumming, Jane Bleasel, John York, Anurina Das, James H McAuley BMJ 2008; 337: a171

Randomised controlled trial of Alexander technique lessons, exercise, and massage for chronic and recurrent back pain

Little P et al. BMJ 17 Dec 2008

A Policy-into-Practice Intervention to Increase the Uptake of Evidence-Based Management of Low Back Pain in Primary Care: A Prospective Cohort Study

Slater H et al, PLoS ONE May 2012, Volume 7, Issue 5

 

Musculosketal Conditions 

Persistent musculoskeletal pain and productiveemployment; a systematic review of interventions

BMJ Journal, Published 6 Jan 2016

A critical evaluation of the trigger point phenomenon

John Quintner, Geoffrey Bove, Milton Cohen Rheumatology Advance Access 3 Dec 2014

Musculoskeletal conditions in children and adolescents managed in Australian primary care

Nicholas Henschke et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:164 

 

Stem Cell Therapy

A preliminary report on stem cell therapy for neuropathic pain in humans

Russell E Vickers et al. Journal of Pain Research 2014:7 255-263

 

Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity and pain: what does it all mean?

Siddall PJ MJA 2013; 198 (4): 177-178

 

Shingles

Reducing the risk of shingles in Australia factsheet

BioCSL May 2013

 

Relationship Between General Practice, Specialist and Patient

Patient use of the internet for health informationatient use of the internet for health information

Carmen Wong, Christopher Harrison, Helena Britt, Joan Henderson Australian Family Physician Vol 43, No 12, Dec 2014

Improving coordination of care between specialist and general practice for people with chronic pain

Geoffrey Mitchell MJA (198) 6: 2-3, 1 April 2013

"Talk to us like we're people not an xray" (Abstract only)

Nielsen M, Foster M, Henman P et al Australian Journal Primary Health 2012 doi: 10.1071/PY11154

Stigmatization of Patients with Chronic Pain: The Extinction of Empathy

Cohen M et al. Pain Medicine 2011; 12: 1637-1643

 

Multidisciplinary Pain Programs & Courses

A pilot study of a multidisciplinary clinical pain programme provided by the Gold Coast Medicare Local

(see page 23 in pdf) 

King MA, Sav A, McSwan J International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2015, 23 (Suppl. S1), pp2–27

The Pain Course: A randomised controlled trial of a clinician-guided Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy program for managing chronic pain and emotional well-being

Dear BF et al. Pain 154 (2013) 942-950

System Plasticity and Integrated Care: Informed Consumers Guide Clinical Reorientation and System Reorganization

Davies SJ, Hayes C and Quintner JL Pain Medicine 2011: 12:4-8

Re-Organization of Pain Care: Neuroplasticity to Health System Plasticity

Gallagher, R, Pain Medicine 2011; 12: 1–2 (STEPS)

Preclinic Group Education Sessions Reduce Waiting Times and Costs at Public Pain Medicine Units

Davies SJ et al. PainMedicine 2011; 12: 59-71

Multidisciplinary care planning and teamwork in primary care

Mitchell GK, Tieman JJ, Shelby-James TM et al. MJA 2008; 188:S6-S4

Pain Medicine and Its Models: Helping or Hindering?

John L Quintner, Milton L Cohen, David Buchanan, James D Katz, Owen D Williamson Pain Medicine Vol 9 No. 7 2008 (Clinical Note)

Small STEPS, big strides for those in pain, Medical Forum, 2012
 
Telehealth

Chronic Pain Telehealth Piolt Project Evaluation report 2015  

ACI Pain Management Network

 
Geriatric

Case studies in Geriatric Medicine

Smith BH, Hopton JL Chambers WA. Family Practice 1999 16 475 82

IASP Global Year Against Pain in Older Persons: highlighting the current status and future perspectives in geriatric pain

Stephen J Gibson Expert Rev. Neurotherapeutics 7(6): 627-635 (2007)

Patient use of the internet for health informationatient use of the internet for health information

Carmen Wong, Christopher Harrison, Helena Britt, Joan Henderson Australian Family Physician Vol 43, No 12, Dec 2014

   

Economic Evaluations of Best-Practice Pain Management

Broad Sketch of a Trial Proposal: Community-based Best-Practice Pain Management, Better Health Outcomes and Associated Economic Benefits

The University of Sydney April 2014

 

International Papers & Reports

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