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Striving to maintain well-being : self-management of chronic pain by elderly people living in rural communities in North-East Thailand

Panpanit, Ladawan (2012) Striving to maintain well-being : self-management of chronic pain by elderly people living in rural communities in North-East Thailand. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

Chronic pain is a common problem among elderly people. Proper self-management of chronic pain is crucial in promoting general well-being; however, elderly people who live in Thai rural communities have limited access to self-management resources. Understanding the way these people self-manage chronic pain within their life context will provide guidance on how to support them to achieve effective self-management, which in turn, enhances their well-being. The broad aim of the study was to describe and understand the ways in which elderly people, aged 60 years or over, who lived in rural communities in north-east Thailand, self-managed their chronic pain. The specific objectives were to: examine the strategies that they used to self-manage their chronic pain; identify the factors that moderated the way they self-managed their chronic pain; develop a substantive theory that explained the experience of self-managing chronic pain; and evaluate the developed theory within the context of current literature in the area.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: nursing, pain management, healthcare, Northeastern Thailand
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1110 Nursing
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2012 01:55
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:59
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/21296
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