The pain experience consists of many factors including biological, psychological, social and spiritual that can exacerbate and perpetuate it, often leading to chronic pain. Provision of an online psychoeducational course, inclusive of social networking capabilities, offers remote access to invaluable information for the enhancement of self-efficacy in the treatment of chronic pain. The focus of this doctoral project was the creation of a website that includes pain management lessons comprised of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Family Therapy, and Spirituality modules. The website incorporates psychometrics, automated course tracking, and social network components allowing for research reporting, self-paced interactive lessons, and social interaction.
School of Behavioral Health
Boyd, Kendal C.
Vermeersch, David A.
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
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Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings
Chronic Pain - Psychology; Chronic Pain - Therapy; Pain Management; Cognitive Therapy; Patient Outcome Assessment; Online Social Networks - Psychological Aspects
Subject - Local
Self-efficacy; Cognitive Behavior Therapy; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Family Therapy; Spirituality Modules; Psychometrics
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Nakoski, Cynthia Marie, "Online Psychoeducational Therapy for Chronic Pain" (2015). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 237.
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