This paper examines the role of an interactive website - named Oneself - on patients' chronic low back pain self-management in the Italian part of Switzerland. As part of a qualitative evaluation, we conducted semi-structured interviews with a purposive sample of 18 Oneself users. Results confirm that the Internet may promote attitudes and behaviors of self-management of chronic low back pain. However, it seems that individuals take advantage of this means differently, based on their profile (age, familiarization with the web) and stage of advancement in the self-management process. We conclude that information and support provided online should be tailored according to these different criteria.
|Translated title of the contribution||Learning self-management of pain. Potentialities and limits of an Internet website for low back pain|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Revue Medicale Suisse|
|State||Published - 26 Jun 2013|