Programs > Programa de Manejo Personal de Dolor Crónica

Programa de Manejo Personal de Dolor Crónica is based on Tomando Control de su Salud. Topics are presented in ways that are culturally appropriate. The teaching process for this program makes it highly effective. Classes are highly participatory. Mutual support and success build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Format                               

  • Small group workshop
  • 2-1/2 hours per session
  • 1 session per week for 6 weeks
  • All workshops are given in Spanish without translators

Settings                     

  • Community settings such as churches, hospitals, senior centers and worksites

Participants

  • Spanish-speaking individuals living with chronic pain participate together

Subjects

  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • Nutrition
  • Pacing activity and rest
  • How to evaluate new treatments