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PAS-SAP – My Pain Survey – for support and partnership

Research project
Active research
Project period
2022 - 2024
Project owner
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital / Östra, Gothenburg, Sweden

Short description

Person-centred Care builds on patient engagement and partnership between healthcare professionals and the patient, and often the patient's relatives, too. The patient's narrative, combined with the results of clinical tests, forms the basis for care planning. Patients who live with chronic pain require multi-modal therapy that combines, for example, medication, psychological support and physiotherapy. Actively encouraging the patient to become a partner in their care is essential to ensure their care needs are met. Self-monitoring plays an important role in the partnership. The PAS-SAP project aims to bring together patients and professionals to co-creatively develop and test a digital and/or analogue tool that facilitates person-centred care communication between patients living with chronic pain and healthcare professionals.


Birgit Heckemann

Paulin Andréll, Assistant Professor, ST physician, Multidisciplinary Pain Center/Medicine Clinic, Department of Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Östra, Gothenburg

Axel Wolf, Professor / Senior Nurse, University of Gothenburg Centre for Person Centred Care (GPCC), University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden, Institute for Health and Care Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden, Department of Anesthesia, Operation & Intensive Care, Sahlgrenska University Hospital / Östra, Region Västra Götaland, Gothenburg, Sweden, Institute of Nursing and Health Promotion, Oslo Metropolitan University, Oslo, Norway.

Pether Jildenstål, Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Goteborg, Sweden, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Institute for Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Goteborg, Sweden, Department of Anaesthesiology, Surgery and Intensive Care, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Örebro University Hospital and School of Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden, Department of medicine & Health Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

Emma Varkey, Senior physiotherapist, Med. dr, Specialist in pain and pain rehabilitation, Pain Center, Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Östra, Gothenburg, Sweden.