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KE Seminar 6 May 2015

  • Venue: F009, Wolfson Building,Durham University Stockton Campus
  • Start: Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:00 BST
  • End: Wed, 06 May 2015 15:00:00 BST

Chronic pain in older people: Development of materials to help self-management.

Denis Martin is Professor of Rehabilitation in the health and Social care Institute, Teesside University. He graduated from the University of Ulster in 1988 with BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. He was awarded his DPhil from the University of Ulster in 1993 and received an MSc Applied Statistics from Napier University in 2000. Before coming to Teesside in 2006, he was a Principal Research Fellow in the Centre for Health and Social Care Research at Sheffield Hallam University. Before that, Professor Martin was a Director of the Scottish Network for Chronic Pain Research and Award Coordinator of the MSc Pain at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

Professor Martin has been involved in research into chronic pain for over 25 years. He has been part of a recently completed project on exploring pain and its management for older people - a collaboration with the University of Dundee, Northumbria University, the University of Greenwich, and the University of Aberdeen. The project - engaging with older people and their carers to develop interventions for the self-management of chronic pain (EOPIC) - was funded by a £1.2m grant from the Medical Research Council's Lifelong Health and Wellbeing initiative. Within the project we conducted a series of interviews, focus groups and workshops with older people with chronic pain and their carers, and health professionals who work with older people with chronic pain. From these we identified a number of areas of importance in their experience of managing pain. A prominent finding was the need for information and advice, which led to the development of new materials specific to older people and their carers. Professor Martin will present these materials and discuss their development.

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