Living with chronic pain: the patient's perspective.

  title={Living with chronic pain: the patient's perspective.},
  author={Gretl A McHugh and Gavin MM Thoms},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  volume={15 52},
AIM The aim of this study is to investigate patients' perceptions and experiences of chronic pain management before and after attending pain services. METHOD A sample of 245 patients with chronic pain, who attended specialist pain services in 11 UK hospitals, were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. Patients' ages ranged between 23 and 86 years (median 51 years), and the duration of pain ranged between six months and 57 years (median five years). RESULTS Patients reported that… CONTINUE READING