Chronic pain therapy worksheet
What is the theory behind this Chronic pain therapy worksheet?
Pain is an unpredictable part of our lives. While for some it can be temporary for others it becomes a lasting condition that significantly impacts their quality of life. The biopsychosocial model explains the experience of pain as multidimensional including not just the physical aspect but psychological, social and behavioral as well.
How will the worksheet help?
One of the ways for chronic pain management is to focus on short-term or long-term attainable goals. The worksheet will help you establish a SMART short-term goal for pain management. It will facilitate in breaking down each goal, so clients can achieve them in a systematic manner.
How to use the worksheet?
Help the client Identify a monthly achievable goal for pain management, make it S.M.A.R.T with the help of the table given in Part A and track it daily by using the Daily record table in Part B. Discuss the enablers and barriers with the clients in each therapy session.
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Gatchel, R. J., Peng, Y. B., Peters, M. L., Fuchs, P. N., & Turk, D. C. (2007). The biopsychosocial approach to chronic pain: Scientific advances and future directions. Psychological Bulletin, 133(4), 581-624.