This study is to explore the barriers, facilitators and strategies to promote participation in physical activity and exercise among adults experiencing chronic pain (pain lasting more than 3 months). The information gathered in this study will all health care providers to better meet the needs if adults in chronic pain.
My interviewer was Kyle Vader who is a physiotherapist at the chronic pain clinic I attend and the Principle Investigator on this study. I was asked questions about what prevents me from exercising, what would help and in participating in physical activity and what health care professionals could do to help encourage patients. I believe that we need work out classes geared at chronic pain sufferers to have a network of people that are at the same fitness level and provide the proper resources to access such classes and the information about what things they could do in their own home.
Research suggests physical activity/exercise can be helpful parts of self management for people with chronic pain. It’s often difficult for chronic pain sufferers to do much physical activity. Results of this study will be presented at conferences and published in a scientific journal.
My name is Kristen McRobie, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Endometriosis when I was 21.