What is available to support pain management in Parkinson’s: a scoping review protocol

Mark Parkinson*, Cormac Ryan, Leah Avery, Annette Hand, Bhanu Ramaswamy, Julie Jones, Fiona Lindop, Monty Silverdale, Katherine Baker, Jenni Naisby

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A scoping review will be undertaken to examine and map the available evidence that has been produced in relation to pain management in Parkinson’s, with a focus on behavioural interventions, resources and/or how professionals support people with Parkinson’s self-management of pain.

This review will be based on the methodological framework given by Arksey and O’Malley’s (2005), including enhancements by Levac et al., Peters et al. and the Joanna Briggs Institute. We will include studies from PubMed, SCOPUS, CINAHL, MEDLINE Web of Science, APA PsycINFO and ASSIA from January, 2010 onwards. Both quantitative and qualitative data will be analysed separately to identify the characteristics of support for pain management available, orientation of the approach and any identifiable behaviour change components and their outcomes. The COM-B behaviour change model and Theoretical Domains Framework will provide a theoretical framework for synthesising evidence in this review.

This scoping review will help to explore studies focusing on the evidence supporting a range of interventions relating to the management of pain experienced by people living with Parkinson’s. The focus will be on describing what is available to support self-management, identify what behaviour change components have been used and their effectiveness, identify barriers and enablers to pain management and explore gaps in current provision of pain management. This review will identify implications and priorities for the follow-up phases to the larger ‘Pain in Parkinson’s’ Project which is designed to support clinicians and individuals living with Parkinson’s.
Original languageEnglish
Article number244
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal for Equity in Health
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2023

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