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Peoples’ experiences of painful diabetic neuropathy: Are pain management programmes appropriate?

Davies, Ben; Cramp, Fiona; Gauntlett-Gilbert, Jeremy; McCabe, Candida S

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Authors

Ben Davies

Fiona Cramp Fiona.Cramp@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Long Term Conditions

Jeremy Gauntlett-Gilbert

Candida S McCabe



Abstract

Objective: Painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) is a painful complication of diabetes. This study aimed to explore: (1) strategies used by participants to manage impacts of PDN and (2) their perspectives on whether strategies from pain management programmes (PMPs) had applicability for PDN.
Design: Participants were recruited through local National Health Service (NHS) diabetes and PDN clinics, and nationally from a diabetes support charity. One-to-one interviews were conducted. The transcribed data were analysed using inductive thematic analysis.
Results: Twenty-three people were interviewed who had PDN symptoms for mean 10 years. Four themes emerged from the data: seeking help and advice, pragmatic approach to management, perspectives on physical activity and perspectives on psychological coping strategies.
Conclusion: Some participants were open to the strategies advised by PMP strategies. There were also strong opinions that no exercise or psychological approach could help with diabetes-related pain. It is
possible PMPs as currently delivered need to be adapted to maximise engagement from people with PDN. Research is required to understand the healthcare priorities of people with PDN and whether these
priorities can be mapped to existing management strategies.

Citation

Davies, B., Cramp, F., Gauntlett-Gilbert, J., & McCabe, C. S. (in press). Peoples’ experiences of painful diabetic neuropathy: Are pain management programmes appropriate?. British Journal of Pain, https://doi.org/10.1177/2049463721989753

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 8, 2020
Online Publication Date Jan 31, 2021
Deposit Date Feb 11, 2021
Publicly Available Date Feb 26, 2021
Journal British Journal of Pain
Print ISSN 2049-4637
Electronic ISSN 2049-4645
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/2049463721989753
Keywords Painful diabetic neuropathy, pain management, rehabilitation, quality of life, qualitative research
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/7083845
Publisher URL https://journals.sagepub.com/home/bjp

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Davies, B., Cramp, F., Gauntlett-Gilbert, J., & McCabe, C. S. (in press). Peoples’ experiences of painful diabetic neuropathy: Are pain management programmes appropriate?. British Journal of Pain. Copyright © Sage 2021
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Davies, B., Cramp, F., Gauntlett-Gilbert, J., & McCabe, C. S. (in press). Peoples’ experiences of painful diabetic neuropathy: Are pain management programmes appropriate?. British Journal of Pain. Copyright © Sage 2021
https://doi.org/10.1177/2049463721989753







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