Use this guide in consultation with your health-care provider. Keep your health-care provider informed about your use of the strategies in this guide.
Learn about each strategy. Read this guide to learn about strategies that can help you manage your pain. Click on the gold box below to go through this guide. Or download a PDF of this booklet here.
Rate how well you think you are doing with each strategy. The wheel on the next page shows a picture of each strategy next to a wedge of the wheel. Each wedge is divided into three sections. Use the key shown on the page to put an X in the section of the wedge that matches how well you are managing that strategy right now. Continue to use this wheel to track your progress.
Choose a strategy you would like to work on. It is best to choose one that is important to you and that you think you can start to change right now.
Experiment with your plan. Many people find that their plan will change as they experiment with how it fits into their daily routines. Make adjustments as you experiment rather than trying to get the perfect plan developed before you start.
Finally, pay close attention to any small or large changes in how well you function and cope with pain. Notice what strategies seem to provide you the best results. Remember to keep your health-care provider updated about your activities and progress.
Dec. 4 — School of Nursing postdoctoral scholar shares research with elected official Sakib Jalil, a postdoctoral scholar at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, shared his research related to health technologies with Sam Stepanki, the district director for U.S. Congresswoman Doris Matsui. Sakib was one of three UC Davis postdoctoral scholars who met with the congresswoman’s staff to share more about the impact of their research. Megan Boudewyn is a postdoctoral scholar at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain and Amy Ryan is postdoctoral scholar studying autism at the works at the UC Davis California National Primate Research Center. Sakib conducts research in human-computer interaction, persuasive technology for telehealth and eHealth, user-centered design, participatory design and evaluation of telehealth and mobile health. He applies this research in health informatics in projects related to cancer patients, Kawasaki disease, the aging population and care coordination.