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Volume 51 Number 3, 2014
   Pages 503 — 514

Abstract — Mixed-method approach to veteran satisfaction with pain education

Erin C. Watson, MA;1 David Cosio, PhD;2* Erica H. Lin, PharmD3

1Psychology Department, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL; Departments of   2Anesthesiology and 3Pharmacy, Pain Clinic, Jesse Brown Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Abstract — Patient education is a central component in high-quality integrated care of patients with chronic pain. The current study assessed patients’ satisfaction with a 12 wk "Pain Education School" program within the initial 2 yr phase of implementation. A mixed-method treatment outcome design was used. A sample of 219 veterans between November 6, 2009, and January 20, 2012, was evaluated. Quantitative findings suggest that patients reported learning "new and useful" information (mean = 4.62 +/– 0.82), perceived the program as "easy to understand" (4.62 +/– 0.70), used the learned information (4.58 +/– 0.77), and recommended the program to others (4.71 +/– 0.74). Four thematic maps emerged from the qualitative data. Response percentages were calculated in order to illustrate the relative magnitude of emerging themes and subthemes corresponding to participant extracts.

Key words: chronic pain, health education, integrated care, mixed-method, pain management, patient satisfaction, thematic analyses, themes/subthemes, treatment effectiveness, veterans.

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Watson EC, Cosio D, Lin EH. Mixed-method approach to veteran satisfaction with pain education. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(3):503–14.
ResearcherID/ORCID: David Cosio, PhD: E-4361-2014

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