Primary care management of chronic nonmalignant pain in veterans: A qualitative study

Jorge G. Ruiz, S. Sobiya Qadri, Samir Nader, Jia Wang, Timothy Lawler, Brian Hagenlocker, Bernard A. Roos

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Abstract

Clinicians managing older patients with chronic pain play an important role. This paper explores the attitudes of primary care clinicians (PCPs) toward chronic nonmalignant pain management and their experiences using a clinical decision support system. Our investigation followed a qualitative approach based on grounded theory. Twenty-one PCPs participated in focus groups and interviews. Our analysis elicited six themes: pain as part of growing old; concerns about using medications; waiting times for the pain clinic; value of ancillary services; training; and value of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR). We need a more systematic and thorough understanding of PCPs competencies to manage chronic nonmalignant pain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-393
Number of pages22
JournalEducational Gerontology
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Chronic Pain
pain
Primary Health Care
Clinical Decision Support Systems
management
Pain Clinics
Electronic Health Records
Pain Management
Focus Groups
Interviews
Pain
grounded theory
Values
medication
electronics
interview
experience
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Education

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Ruiz, J. G., Qadri, S. S., Nader, S., Wang, J., Lawler, T., Hagenlocker, B., & Roos, B. A. (2010). Primary care management of chronic nonmalignant pain in veterans: A qualitative study. Educational Gerontology, 36(5), 372-393. https://doi.org/10.1080/03601270903212450

Primary care management of chronic nonmalignant pain in veterans : A qualitative study. / Ruiz, Jorge G.; Qadri, S. Sobiya; Nader, Samir; Wang, Jia; Lawler, Timothy; Hagenlocker, Brian; Roos, Bernard A.

In: Educational Gerontology, Vol. 36, No. 5, 01.05.2010, p. 372-393.

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Ruiz, JG, Qadri, SS, Nader, S, Wang, J, Lawler, T, Hagenlocker, B & Roos, BA 2010, 'Primary care management of chronic nonmalignant pain in veterans: A qualitative study', Educational Gerontology, vol. 36, no. 5, pp. 372-393. https://doi.org/10.1080/03601270903212450
Ruiz, Jorge G. ; Qadri, S. Sobiya ; Nader, Samir ; Wang, Jia ; Lawler, Timothy ; Hagenlocker, Brian ; Roos, Bernard A. / Primary care management of chronic nonmalignant pain in veterans : A qualitative study. In: Educational Gerontology. 2010 ; Vol. 36, No. 5. pp. 372-393.
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