Personal experience of osteoarthritis and pain questionnaires: mapping items to themes

Clarke, SP ORCID: 0000-0002-6708-0194, Moreton, BJ, das Nair, R, Walsh, DA and Lincoln, NB, 2014. Personal experience of osteoarthritis and pain questionnaires: mapping items to themes. Disability and Rehabilitation, 36 (2), pp. 163-169. ISSN 0963-8288

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Abstract

Purpose. The aim of this study was to examine the correspondence between qualitative and quantitative methods of coding experience of pain reported by participants with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Method. A mapping grid was produced to record the correspondence between subthemes that emerged from thematic analysis of interviews with 24 participants with knee OA, and from questionnaire items which were used in a study of 192 knee OA participants. Items were rated according to their degree of correspondence between subthemes and questionnaire items and an overall correspondence score was produced for each subtheme and questionnaire measure. Results. The subthemes that corresponded well with the questionnaire items were those that related to socio-emotional functioning, the overall experience of pain and the impact of pain on physical functioning. The questionnaire items did not relate to participants' knowledge about their condition and their experience of the medical system. Conclusions. The study indicated that many aspects of pain experience reported by patients in qualitative interviews are also assessed by commonly used questionnaire outcome measures for people with pain. However, although participants reported that knowledge about their condition and their experience of the medical system were important aspects of the overall pain experience, these are rarely used as outcome measures. Questionnaires that address these additional aspects ofthe pain experience could be useful to further evaluate the experience of pain and may help to address importance concerns raised by patients with OA of the knee.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Disability and Rehabilitation
Creators: Clarke, S.P., Moreton, B.J., das Nair, R., Walsh, D.A. and Lincoln, N.B.
Date: 2014
Volume: 36
Number: 2
ISSN: 0963-8288
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.3109/09638288.2013.782364DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Richard Cross
Date Added: 02 Dec 2016 10:52
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:09
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29225

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