University of Montana Rural Institute
Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Public Health
Advocates for community participation and quality of life issues may benefit from a better understanding of how pain intensity and environmental barriers influence participation outcomes. Unfortunately, little evidence exists on how the interaction between personal factors (e.g., pain) and environmental factors (e.g., physical accessibility) influence participation. To address this gap, we studied Pain Interference Patterns (PIP) by collecting both longitudinal and ecological momentary assessment (EMA or real-time) data to explore these factors and outcomes. Through better understanding of these interactions, we hope to inform interventions, policy, and services that can promote full participation in community life. This fact sheet reports on preliminary data and analyses from this study.
health and wellness, pain and participation, ecological momentary assessment, environment, rural, disability
© 2014 RTC:Rural.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Our research is supported by grant #H133G110077 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Dept. of Education.
Ipsen, Catherine; Hargrove, Tannis; and Rural Institute, University of Montana, "Pain Interference Patterns" (2014). Health and Wellness. 8.