An Educational Altered Eating Intervention’s Effect on Chronic Pain, Satisfaction, and Routine

Author(s): Chelsea E. Mummert, Kathleen E. Yancosek, Brandon J. Goff

Journal Name: Applied Clinical Research, Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs (Discontinued)
Continued as Applied Drug Research, Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs

Volume 3 , Issue 3 , 2016

Graphical Abstract:


Chronic pain is prevalent and significantly disrupts functioning. One current theory suggests that chronic pain is influenced by systemic inflammation. Altered eating (AE) has been shown to improve chronic pain by reducing inflammation; however it is necessary to consider practicality and compliance in a real world setting.

Objectives: Evaluate the response and practicality of an educational AE program on perceived pain, quality of life, and routine for adults with chronic pain.

Methodology: Using single-subject research, an educational AE intervention with three data collection phases was implemented to explore effects on pain, quality of life, and routine.

Results: Data showed a trend toward reduced pain levels. AE varied based on routine and quality of life remained relatively stable over time. Increased self-efficacy corresponded with more days of self -selected AE.

Conclusion: AE in real world settings may be beneficial as a self-management approach for chronic pain management in self-efficacious individuals.

Keywords: Chronic pain, altered eating, routine, educational altered.

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Year: 2016
Published on: 05 September, 2016
Page: [178 - 186]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/2213476X03666160905123909
Price: $25

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