ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE
Chaos to Hope: A Narrative of Healing
Article first published online: 12 APR 2013
Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Volume 14, Issue 12, pages 1826–1838, December 2013
How to Cite
Zheng, Z., Paterson, C., Ledgerwood, K., Hogg, M., Arnold, C. A. and Xue, C. C. L. (2013), Chaos to Hope: A Narrative of Healing. Pain Medicine, 14: 1826–1838. doi: 10.1111/pme.12108
Zhen Zheng is a chief investigator of a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)-funded clinical trial investigating the role of acupuncture in reducing opioid medication consumption by patients with chronic non-cancer pain. The current qualitative study is nested in the trial. Zhen Zheng also receives financial support from the Helen MacPherson Smith Trust for the current study and from NHMRC for one other acupuncture trial for headache.
Charlotte Paterson received RMIT Foundation International Visiting Fellowship and a research grant from the School of Health Sciences, RMIT University.
Kay Ledgerwood was paid by a research grant from Helen MacPherson Smith Trust to interview participants, collect, and analyze data for this study.
Malcolm Hogg is an associate researcher and has been involved in a large international opioid trial supported by Purdue International. His employer has received honoraria from Janssen-Cilag and Mundipharma Pty Ltd for his involvement in general practitioner opioid education programs.
Carolyn Arnold is an associate researcher and has no competing interests.
Charlie Xue is a chief investigator of an NHMRC-funded clinical trial investigating the role of acupuncture in reducing opioid medication consumption by patients with chronic non-cancer pain. The current qualitative study is nested in the trial. Charlie Xue also receives financial support from NHMRC for five other trials.
This article describes a qualitative study in which patients taking opioid medications for chronic non-cancer pain were interviewed for their experience of using these medications. We identified three patterns of experience and illustrated the importance of support, hope, and access to specialist and complementary services.
- Issue published online: 11 DEC 2013
- Article first published online: 12 APR 2013
- Helen MacPherson Smith Trust. Grant Number: 6549
- National Health & Medical Research Council. Grant Number: 555411
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