Barriers to Outpatient Pediatric Chronic Pain Clinic Participation Among Referred Patients.

Title

Barriers to Outpatient Pediatric Chronic Pain Clinic Participation Among Referred Patients.

Creator

Boppana Sushmitha S; Miller Rebecca; Wrona Aubrey; Tumin Dmitry; Wrona Sharon; Smith Timothy P; Bhalla Tarun; Kim Stephani S; Tobias Joseph D

Publisher

Clinical pediatrics

Date

2020
2020-05-19

Description

Initial clinic evaluation among referred patients and factors limiting treatment initiation are not well characterized. We conducted a retrospective review of referrals to our outpatient pain clinic to identify intake visits and factors associated with treatment initiation among adolescents with chronic pain. We identified adolescents aged 13 to 18 years at the time of referral to clinic (2010-2016). Factors associated with completion of visits were evaluated using logistic regression. Patients who completed visits more frequently had private insurance than public or no insurance (P = .053). The most common reasons for caregiver decision not to attend the pain clinic included use of another pain clinic, that services were not wanted or no longer needed, and that their child was undergoing further testing. The current study demonstrated that patients with head pain were more likely to complete an intake visit, while there was a trend showing that lack of private insurance decreased this likelihood.

Subject

adolescents; barriers; chronic pain; clinic referral

Rights

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Format

journalArticle

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Pages

9922820922847

ISSN

1938-2707 0009-9228

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

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Update Year & Number

June 2020 Update II

Citation

Boppana Sushmitha S; Miller Rebecca; Wrona Aubrey; Tumin Dmitry; Wrona Sharon; Smith Timothy P; Bhalla Tarun; Kim Stephani S; Tobias Joseph D, “Barriers to Outpatient Pediatric Chronic Pain Clinic Participation Among Referred Patients.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 15, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11102.

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