More than 1 in 5 Australians live with persistent pain.
To help ease the burden of chronic pain, The Hospital Research Foundation Group is proud to support a number of trials and care initiatives in post-surgery pain, cancer-related pain, back pain, osteoarthritis, palliative care, endometriosis and more.
Investigating whether Bright Light Therapy can improve pain management, daily function and sleeping patterns in people with chronic pain.
Analysing whether music therapy can lessen the perception of pain, improve quality of life and reduce a patient’s time in hospital.
Bringing VR technology into physiotherapy clinics across Australia through ready-to-use, clinician/patient-friendly devices to improve osteoarthritis pain.
Testing whether newly developed biosensor technology, capable of discriminating between nerve and bone pain, can measure and predict the development of persistent post-surgical pain.
Using hypnosis techniques to enhance traditional pain management for people suffering from chronic back pain.
Helping the Rheumatology Unit at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital find new treatments for painful knee and hand osteoarthritis through trial of new drugs.
Developing an innovative pain management program, called ‘Pain Science Education’ to help ease the pain experienced by women with endometriosis and take away the anxiety from their upcoming laparoscopy procedure.
Investigating the safety and efficacy of both patient-controlled and nurse-controlled infusion pumps to deliver pain medication to people in palliative care.
Facilitating the purchase 10 new CADD pumps (short for Continuous Ambulatory Delivery Device) for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Pain Management Unit to help control intractable pain, often caused by cancer.