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What is available to support pain management in Parkinson's: a scoping review protocol. [Protocol]

Parkinson, Mark; Ryan, Cormac; Avery, Leah; Hand, Annette; Ramaswamy, Bhanu; Jones, Julie; Lindop, Fiona; Silverdale, Monty; Baker, Katherine; Naisby, Jenni


Mark Parkinson

Cormac Ryan

Leah Avery

Annette Hand

Bhanu Ramaswamy

Fiona Lindop

Monty Silverdale

Katherine Baker

Jenni Naisby


A scoping review will be undertaken to examine and map the available evidence that has been produced in relation to pain management in Parkinson's, with a focus on behavioural interventions, resources and/or how professionals support people with Parkinson's self-management of pain. This review will be based on the methodological framework given by Arksey and O'Malley (2005), including enhancements by Levac et al., Peters et al. and the Joanna Briggs Institute. We will include studies from PubMed, SCOPUS, CINAHL, MEDLINE, Web of Science, APA PsycINFO and ASSIA, from January 2010 onwards. Both quantitative and qualitative data will be analysed separately to identify the characteristics of support for pain management available, orientation of the approach and any identifiable behaviour change components and their outcomes. The COM-B behaviour change model and Theoretical Domains Framework will provide a theoretical framework for synthesising evidence in this review. This scoping review will help to explore studies focusing on the evidence supporting a range of interventions relating to the management of pain experienced by people living with Parkinson's. The focus will be on describing what is available to support self-management, identify what behaviour change components have been used and their effectiveness, identify barriers and enablers to pain management and explore gaps in current provision of pain management. This review will identify implications and priorities for the follow-up phases to the larger "Pain in Parkinson's" project, which is designed to support clinicians and individuals living with Parkinson's.


PARKINSON, M., RYAN, C., AVERY, L., HAND, A., RAMASWAMY, B., JONES, J., LINDOP, F., SILVERDALE, M., BAKER, K. and NAISBY, J. 2023. What is available to support pain management in Parkinson's: a scoping review protocol. [Protocol]. International journal for equity in health [online], 22, article number 244. Available from:

Other Type Experiment
Acceptance Date Oct 24, 2023
Online Publication Date Nov 23, 2023
Publication Date Dec 31, 2023
Deposit Date Nov 28, 2023
Publicly Available Date Nov 28, 2023
Publisher Springer
Keywords Parkinson's disease; Pain; Patient self-management; Behavioural interventions; Behavioural change
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