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Young people’s experiences of living with persistent pain, their interactions with health services and their needs and preferences for pain management including digital technologies

This report seeks to inform MOVE muscle, bone & joint health (formerly Arthritis Victoria), Arthritis and Osteoporosis Western Australia and other relevant agencies about the experiences of 16-24 year old Australians with persistent musculoskeletal pain, and their needs and preferred modes of delivery for pain management services with a focus on digital technologies.   

This report represents a collaborative initiative between MOVE and Arthritis and Osteoporosis Western Australia and the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University, Perth Western Australia. Other partner organisations included HealthSense (Pty Ltd) and Wisdom Health.



Slater Helen, Jordan Joanne E, Chua Jason, Schütze Robert, Wark John D, Briggs Andrew M (2016): Young people's experiences of persistent musculoskeletal pain, needs, gaps and perceptions about the role of digital technologies to support their co-care: a qualitative study. BMJ Open 2016;6 :e014007. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014007

Move - muscle, bone and joint health, the new voice of Arthritis Victoria

Welcome to MOVE muscle, bone & joint health, the new voice of Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria.

We may have a new name but since 1968 we have been the leading provider of supported solutions and trusted knowledge to the one-in-three Australians who live with these conditions.

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