Session Title: Virtual Poster Hall
Session Time: None. Available on demand.
Disclosures: Amara Nasir, MD: No financial relationships or conflicts of interest
Objective: The objective of this study is to understand the educational needs of residents and perspectives of attendings in PM&R on digital health interventions for patients suffering from pain. The information from this survey will help create a comprehensive educational curriculum with an aim of helping trainees be conversant in these novel digital patient-centric approaches to treating.
Design: A 20 question Likert scale-format survey was developed in consultation with an expert panel of physiatrists. IRB approval was not required. Setting : Survey Participants : Residents and attendings in PM&R
Interventions: Not applicable
Main Outcome Measures: Goals included assessing the awareness, attitude, skills, knowledge gaps, learning methodology, educational tools required, and barriers to learning about these cutting-edge interventions in rehabilitative science.
Results: This multi-institutional survey was sent to both trainees and attendings to assess the value of digital health curriculum during the training of resident physicians. Data collection is ongoing. Conclusions: New digital technologies offer hope for individuals living with pain. With advances in technology and ubiquity of mobile devices, digital health interventions provide accessible adjuncts to alleviating pain in the general population. This survey will provide vital information about physiatrists’ perspectives on the utility of using digital health interventions for management of pain and serve as the basis of a comprehensive educational program for trainees, thereby improving practitioner’s attitude, skills, knowledge and affect behavioral or practice change. Future research directions include comparing survey results before and after completion of the curriculum.
Level of Evidence: Level III
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Nasir A, Mahmood S. Facilitating Digital Health Pain Education for Trainees in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation [abstract]. PM R. 2020; 12(S1)(suppl 1). https://pmrjabstracts.org/abstract/facilitating-digital-health-pain-education-for-trainees-in-physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation/. Accessed April 16, 2021.
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