The ESCAPE-pain app is finally here! The app reproduces the ESCAPE-pain programme, so that anyone with osteoarthritis can benefit from it, and it will also help people who have been on the programme and are looking for support to continue to exercise at home. You can read more here. It is available free from the Apple App Store, where you can find it by searching for ESCAPE-pain or by following the link: https://appsto.re/gb/uC9Ahb.I
The app can be downloaded for free onto any Apple smartphone or tablet, and it will soon be available on Android. People who do not have smartphones or tablets will soon be able to access the app content here on the ESCAPE-pain website.
The latest edition of the ESCAPE-pain newsletter can be found here.
Enabling Self-management and Coping with Arthritic Pain using Exercise (ESCAPE-pain) is a rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain, that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant. It helps people understand their condition, teaches them simple things they can help themselves with, and takes them through a progressive exercise programme so they learn how to cope with pain better.
Robust evaluation shows that ESCAPE-pain:
- reduces pain
- improves physical function
- improves the psychosocial consequences of pain – depression, people’s sense of being in control of their problems, self-confidence and self-esteem
- reduces healthcare and utilisation costs
Detailed description of how to set up and run ESCAPE-pain, and all the resources (educational presentations, exercise guides, patient information leaflets, supporting evidence) required to run the programme are freely available after registering on the site.
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