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. It is available free for Apple and Android devices.
If you don't have a smartphone or tablet, you'll 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.
What is ESCAPE-pain?
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:
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 information and support is available to providers on how to set up and run ESCAPE-pain, including all the resources (educational presentations, exercise guides, patient information leaflets, supporting evidence). If you would like more information, email us at email@example.com
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