Welcome to the Pain Self-Management Strategies website. This site provides a guide for those who have chronic pain and for health professionals motivating clients to self-manage chronic pain. Click here to for the guide that can help you manage your pain.

These tools and resources were created by an interprofessional team at UC Davis Health and funded in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The project, Nurse-Led Intervention to Facilitate Patient Activation for Improved Pain Self-Management (2009-2011), involved experts in nursing, psychology and pain management who worked in collaboration with people undergoing spine surgery at UC Davis Spine Center.

Team members:

Deborah Ward, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Richard Wanlass, Ph.D.
Debra Fishman, Psy.D.
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Sharon Myers, R.N.
UC Davis Health

The strategies wheel was developed by Drs. Wanlass and Fishman in consultation with the Chronic Diseases Management Center at UC Davis Health in 2008.

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