Chronic pain is a particular problem for older adults: age-related biopsychosocial changes can make it more difficult to deal with the effects of chronic pain, and widely held views that living with pain is a natural consequence of aging can add to the problem. For many older people their role as a grandparent is a significant part of their life and this can be disrupted by chronic pain. As part of a large study on self management by older people with chronic pain (EOPIC) we developed a comic book to address an issue that older people highlighted as important to them: a lack of understanding by their grandchildren and other family members of how pain affects the older person. The comic book, “What's Up With Moira's Grandad? Medikidz Explain Chronic Pain”, presents key information, including that gathered within the EOPIC study from interviews with older people about their experience of living with pain. The book was developed in partnership with Medikidz, in their specialist format of comic books of health information for children and younger people.
|Journal||Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||European League Against Rheumatism Congress 2014 - Paris, France|
Duration: 11 Jul 2014 → 14 Jul 2014
Martin, D., Anthony, G., Anderson, L., Schofield, P., McNamee, P., Jones, D., Clarke, A., Docking, R., & Smith, B. H. (2014). AB1128 An Evaluation of A Comic Book for Children Explaining Chronic Pain in Older Adults: A Qualitative Study of Older People's Views on the Value of "Medikidz Explain Pain". Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-eular.3029