The project will co-develop an intervention with end-users and conduct the initial stages of a full-scale RCT on the effectiveness of a person-centered intervention for adolescents with persistent pain.
The development of the intervention will be conducted in close collaboration with healthcare providers, teachers, parents, and Norwegian high schools adolescents with persistent pain.
The project consists of two phases. In phase one, we will develop the intervention.
During step one, three separate workshops will be conducted with
- healthcare providers/teachers (general practitioners, physiotherapists, psychologists, school-nurses, teachers)
- Norwegian high school adolescents with persistent pain (15–19 years of age)
- parents of adolescents with persistent pain
During different phases in these workshops, participants will discuss challenges with today’s practice, possible solutions, and visions for future interventions for adolescents with persistent pain.
Step two: Findings from the workshops will be synthesized with previous academic literature on pain interventions for adolescents.
Step three: Results from step two will inform themes and content of a third workshop for adolescents, healthcare providers, and parents. The aim of this workshop is to specify details for the intervention for persistent pain in adolescents.
In phase two of the project, we will test the feasibility of the intervention for adolescents with persistent pain in a pilot randomized controlled study in Norwegian high schools.