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The Efficacy of Internet-based Intervention on Quality of Life for Patients with Chronic Post-surgical Pain


Background: The objective of the present study was to explore the efficacy of internet-based intervention on quality of life of patients with chronic post-surgical pain (CPSP).  

Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed on 81 patients diagnosed with CPSP after radical resection for lung cancer between January 2013 and July 2014.  They were enrolled either as part of the conventional care group which included 40 cases or the internet-based pain intervention group which included 41 cases. The patients in the conventional care group were treated weekly in the outpatient clinic, while patients in internet-based group were treated via smartphone or the internet.  The 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) was utilized to assess the quality of life of patients who were suffering from CPSP, 1 month and 3 months after therapy.

Results: The patients in the internet-based pain intervention group demonstrated similar health-related qualities of life and overall satisfaction rates compared with the conventional care group (P>0.05).

Conclusion: Internet-based pain management is a suitable option to improve the quality of life of patients with CPSP after radical resection for lung cancer.


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Internet-based pain intervention Chronic post-surgical pain Quality of life

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LI M, ZHANG M, WANG H, PAN X, WU W, ZHANG Q, LIU Y, ZHANG H. The Efficacy of Internet-based Intervention on Quality of Life for Patients with Chronic Post-surgical Pain. Iran J Public Health. 2016;45(12):1604-1609.