Healthcare Informatics & Health Information Technology (SIG Health)

Paper Type

ERF

Paper Number

1176

Description

Chronic pain is a public health issue affecting more than 20% of adults in the United States. According to the biopsychosocial approach to pain, chronic pain experience is formed by biological, social, and psychological influences. However, most chronic pain patients receive pain treatment at primary care, which tends to leverage the biomedical approach to pain that focuses primarily on neurophysiological aspects of pain. Digital health interventions (DHIs), health interventions delivered via smartphones and websites, can be leveraged to help patients treat and manage pain through the lens of the biopsychosocial approach and thereby augment the primary care approach to chronic pain management (by accounting for psychological and social aspects of pain experience). However, the extent to which the biopsychosocial approach is leveraged in DHIs is not clear. This study conducts a rapid scoping review to examine and critically assess the extent to which the biopsychosocial model of health has been explored or proposed for integration in DHIs for chronic pain management.

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Biopsychosocial Digital Health for Chronic Pain Management: Rapid Scoping Review

Chronic pain is a public health issue affecting more than 20% of adults in the United States. According to the biopsychosocial approach to pain, chronic pain experience is formed by biological, social, and psychological influences. However, most chronic pain patients receive pain treatment at primary care, which tends to leverage the biomedical approach to pain that focuses primarily on neurophysiological aspects of pain. Digital health interventions (DHIs), health interventions delivered via smartphones and websites, can be leveraged to help patients treat and manage pain through the lens of the biopsychosocial approach and thereby augment the primary care approach to chronic pain management (by accounting for psychological and social aspects of pain experience). However, the extent to which the biopsychosocial approach is leveraged in DHIs is not clear. This study conducts a rapid scoping review to examine and critically assess the extent to which the biopsychosocial model of health has been explored or proposed for integration in DHIs for chronic pain management.

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