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An integrative and comprehensive approach to pain management seeks to advance patient outcomes with respect to quality of life, pain management, mindfulness, and physical function. This biopsychosocial approach is an evidence-based medicine modality that has been executed to be cost-effective and targeted to meet individual patient values. Participants can enroll in integrative pain intervention modalities to treat their chronic ailments; examples include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, PT, OT, nutrition, reiki, hypnosis and yoga. In a systematic evaluation of integrative health projects, Turk et al. concluded interdisciplinary programs yielded better outcomes than traditional pain treatments.
This project tested the hypothesis that the UVMMC Comprehensive Pain Program produces beneficial patient outcomes with respect to pain management. We evaluated pre- and post- patient physical function, levels of anxiety, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and social role engagement.
Based on our data, we believe further investigation into the benefits of Integrative Medicine is warranted for the advancement of patient outcomes with respect to pain management.
UVM Medical Center Comprehensive Pain Program
UVM Integrative Health
Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being
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Johnson, Alia; Kohan, Joshua; Lutz, Cole; McClurg, Patrick; Merritt, Grace; Sahene, Warrick; and Tang, Katie, "Analyzing the Outcomes of a Comprehensive Pain Management Program" (2021). Public Health Projects, 2008-present. 307.