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Introducing Mobile Technology for Enhancing Chronic Pain Studies: Appropriation of A Smartphone-Based Ecological Momentary Assessment Method for Low Back Pain Data Collection
thesisposted on 2021-07-23, 01:32 authored by EKJYOT KAUR
Pain is a leading global health problem, with an estimated 20% of the population suffering from chronic pain, and an additional 10% diagnosed every year. Conventional data collection methods used in clinical and research settings involve administering self-report questionnaires that measure pain and function at infrequent discrete intervals. This thesis used smartphones for collecting pain data on a frequent daily basis and provide a better understanding of the patients’ attitudes and behaviours toward the technology that influence their adoption intentions and appropriation.