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Living with Chronic Back Pain Research Study

This research project was developed in response to our team’s prior research which highlighted gaps in accessing primary and rehabilitation care for chronic low back pain in Saskatchewan. We know that back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and one in five Canadian adults experience chronic back pain. Improving access to non-medical treatment […]
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Physical Activity for Chronic Pain Management – Research Team

The Physical Activity for Chronic Pain Management research team came together to determine an effective way to help adults learn the skills to be more physically active in order to better manage their chronic pain. Despite physical activity being an essential element of chronic pain management, most adults are not regularly active. Through various funding […]
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Pain Treatment Planning Questionnaire – Bleeding Disorders

Approximately half of people living with a bleeding disorder such as Hemophilia and von Willebrand Diseases live with chronic pain and rely on the bleeding disorder treatment program clinicians for advice on pain management. In collaboration with the Saskatchewan Bleeding Disorder Clinicians and patients, Dr. Susan Tupper and team developed a patient-reported questionnaire on pain […]
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See Pain More Clearly

Pain is frequently under-assessed and undertreated in older adults with dementia. As a result, many vulnerable seniors miss out on effective evidence-based approaches and continue to suffer from pain. With the support of organizations such as AGE-WELL Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) and stakeholders, Dr. Thomas Hajistavropoulos and graduate student Louise Castillo from the […]
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Improving Pain in Saskatchewan Study

The Improving Pain Care in Saskatchewan research team grew from SaskPain stakeholder dialogues. The goal of this research is to improve services and supports for pain management in Saskatchewan by giving people living with pain a voice in health services planning. The research is taking place in Saskatoon’s downtown core neighbourhoods, Yorkton, and Regina (pediatric […]
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Pain Dementia Virtual Reality Research Study

With funding from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), and the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, the Pain, Dementia & Virtual Reality Research Team is developing learning materials for friends and family members who care for people living with dementia. People living with advanced dementia […]