A Quality Review of Smartphone Applications for the Management of Pain (EN)
by Pamela Portelli and Clare Eldred
April 19, 2016
This review aims to assess the quality of smartphone apps that claim to provide information and treatment for pain conditions. It assesses the degree to which apps adhere to evidence-based practices in psychological research for pain management and which stand the best chance of being effective for consumers.
Chronic Pain Treatment and Digital Health Era-An Opinion (EN)
by V. Rejula, J. Anitha, R. V. Belfin, and J. Dinesh Peter
December 10, 2021
The summary of chronic pain treatment and digital patient engagement methods has been given in the article. The benefits of digital health approaches during the COVID 19 pandemic and post-pandemic era are also presented.
DREAM Virtual Reality for Children (EN)
by Paperplane Therapeutics
DREAM is a therapeutic virtual reality game for children between 5 and 17 years old. It aims to better manage pain and anxiety during potentially painful medical procedures. DREAM is currently used in many CISSS and CIUSSS as part of the covid vaccination campaign for 5-11 year olds.
Evaluation of Self-Management Support Functions in Apps for People with Persistent Pain (EN)
by Hemakumar Devan; Devin Farmery; Lucy Peebles 3; and Rebecca Grainger
February 12, 2019
A systematic review of apps that were designed for people with persistent pain that provided information on pain self-management strategies. App contents and quality were evaluated and summarized.
by Sick Kids Toronto
TYPE OF TOOL: Smartphone App. TARGET POPULATION: Developed for youth and adults living with acute and persistent pain. BASIC DESCRIPTION: Provides a self-management platform for individuals living with pain.
IMAGINE- Virtual Reality in Preparation for MRI in children (EN)
by Paperplane Therapeutics
IMAGINE is a therapeutic virtual reality game that aims to prepare children aged 5 to 17 for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination. It helps reduce anxiety and fear about the device and the test.
Myofeeback-based Teletreament Service in Patients with Non-Specific Neck and Shoulder Pain (EN)
by Stephanie Jansen-Kosterink, et al.
This study showed that myofeedback-based teletreatment has the potential to ensure more efficient treatment for patients with non-specific neck and shoulder pain.
Pain Coach App (EN)
Pain Coach for Care Teams (Pain Coach) is a helpful tool for tracking a patient’s pain management journey. From the app you will be able to view a patient’s daily pain diary and monthly check-ins and monitor his/her progress managing pain with tools and treatments.
Pain Tracker Self-Manager (EN)
A web-based platform to promote and track chronic pain self-management will support the dissemination of the multimodal interdisciplinary care for chronic pain that is recommended in the National Pain Strategy, and may help chronic pain care meet the goals of the Triple Aim: better patient experience, better patient outcomes, with lower costs.
The virtual reality program SnowWorld helps burn victims cope with extreme pain. The virtual reality features a snowy scene where users score points by throwing snowballs at snowmen, penguins, woolly mammoth and flying fish.
Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP) (EN)
SKIP's mission is to improve children's pain management by mobilizing evidence-based solutions through coordination and collaboration. SKIP is working to address the gap in knowledge mobilization by bringing together researchers, patients and caregivers, health professionals, 48 different health institutions (including all the children’s hospitals in Canada!) and partners from around the world.
Telerehabilitation for Headache Management (EN)
by Don McGeary & Cindy McGeary
May 01, 2021
This article covers existing telerehabilitation options for headache management and explores the strength of evidence supporting these approaches.
Telerehabilitation for musculoskeletal pain – An overview of systematic reviews (EN)
by Ludmilla Maria Souza Mattos de Araújo Vieira, Marcela Alves de Andrade, and Tatiana de Oliveira Sato
March 20, 2023
This overview of systematic reviews enables a better understanding of the characteristics of telerehabilitation programs, provides information for use in clinical practice and describes gaps in the research that need to be filled.
Virtual Reality and Pain Management (EN)
A table summary of a multitude of studies examining the effect of virtual reality on pain management, as well as ratings of methodological rigor for individuals studies based on previous systematic reviews.
Virtual reality approaches to pain: toward a state of the science (EN)
by Trost, Zinaa; France, Christopher; Anam, Monimac & Shum, Corey
February 24, 2021
This review is designed to provide a broad overview and theoretical synthesis of the field.
WEB-MAP - Web-based management of adolescent pain (EN)
Web-MAP is an Internet intervention for children and adolescents with chronic pain. It is a specialized intervention that includes separate web programs for teens and their parents. Web-MAP was designed at Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute with funding from the National Institutes of Health. Teens and their parents can learn the following information in a fun and interactive way, while in the comfort of their own home.
WebMAP Mobile (EN)
WebMAP Mobile is a program for teens who have problems with chronic pain like headaches, abdominal pain, or back pain. WebMAP Mobile is designed to help teens cope with pain and increase their ability to do things that are important to them.