An Evaluation of a Literature-Based Intervention for People with Chronic Pain

Conducted in partnership with researchers from CRILS, Health Sciences at University of Liverpool, The Royal Broadgreen NHS Hospital Trust and The Reader. Investigating whether Shared Reading as a literature-based intervention was beneficial for people with chronic pain when delivered in a clinical setting.

The study demonstrates the positive impact of Shared Reading on pain and psychological well-being. People living with complex and chronic pain benefited from absorbed concentration, a sense of shared community, comradeship and friendship, improved mood and quality of life. Shared Reading was found to alleviate some features of the condition with minimum risk of side effects.

Billington, J., Jones, A., Humphreys, A.L., McDonnell, K. (2014)

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