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I will be sharing my Ph.D. research during the next 30 days #Covid19 lockdown, while I wait for my Ph.D. defence!

My Ph.D. mainly aimed to improve pain care in Nepal.

Paper 1: Nepali Numerical Rating Scale and Global Rating of Change! Image
Paper 2: Validation of the Nepali Patient-Specific Functional Scale published in our very own @JOSPT. We found that PSFS is comprehensible, reliable, valid, and responsive in people with MSK pain (who r able to comprehend numbers). Full-text:… Image
Paper 3: Clinimetric properties of the Nepali version of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS). We found a 2 factor structure for the Nepali PCS. The scale is reliable and valid. @DovePress… Image
Paper 4: Resilience is increasingly becoming a more important construct in health, and so is the case in chronic pain.
We found the CDRIC is a reliable and valid scale to measure resilience in chronic pain.… Image
Paper 5: We planned to develop pain educational resources for the management of #backpain in Nepal, and test the feasibility of conducting a clinical trial. We published the protocol in @BMJOpen.
Collaboration between universities in 4 countries. Image
Paper 6: The results of a feasibility RCT comparing pain education and guideline-based care for #lowbackpain in #Nepal. We found that interventions were accepted by study patients and conducting an RCT is feasible in #Nepalese healthcare. Image
Paper 7: We wrote a brief editorial to discuss that consideration of culture is important when treating #chronicpain. The paper is published in @BrazJPhysTher.
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Paper 8: We found between-countries group differences in pain-beliefs, coping, and catastrophizing in individuals with #chronicPain in this #systematicReview. Paper is published open access in @PainMedJournal,
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Paper 9: We conducted a scoping review of literature on clinical pain research in Nepal. We identified current knowledge, knowledge gap, and made recommendations for future research. #OpenAccess paper in @PainReportsOPEN of @IASPpain
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Paper 10: Viewpoint on why health system strengthening approaches r necessary to respond to the burden of pain in LMICs 2 support healthy ageing. Rx of pain at the clinical level may not alone be sufficient.
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Papers 1-10 are fully or partly included in my thesis. The papers now follow are either side papers or papers written in collaborations with other researchers/ research groups.
Paper 11: Socioeconomic factors, psychological factors, and physical function in adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain from rural Nepal.
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Paper 12: We wrote a commentary arguing that Cross-cultural Adaptations of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Can Be Very Useful.

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The papers that follow are co-authored with other researchers or research groups.
Paper 13: This paper led by @Anupa_Pathak found that the Numerical Rating Scale (out of 4 pain intensity scales) was the least preferred scale in Nepal with the potential for most errors. @IASPpain Faces Scale>Verbal Scales work better. @PainReportsOPEN… Image
Paper 14: This Viewpoint led by @SweekritiSharma made a good case for the need for delivering the right care to people with low back pain in the LMICs with an example from Nepal.
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Paper 15: Nepali translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the DASH (Disability of Arm, Shoulder & Hand) Scale, led by Sudarshan KC from @Sydney_Uni.

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Paper 16: Also a paper lead by @THEROI from @Sydney_Uni on Nepali translation, cross-cultural adaptation
& measurement properties of the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI).
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Paper 17: Paper led by @GovindaNepal18 found caregivers of older adults in rural Nepal can reliably perform the Timed Up and Go Test. Something to think about in community-based rehabilitation in rural settings.…

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Paper 18: Role of religiosity and spirituality in pain beliefs, coping, and physical & psychological function in chronic pain. Led by @Alexand79646363… Image
Paper 19: I worked on this paper led by @danielcr as an RA. It gave me an opportunity to learn about Process Evaluation.
Watch out for the systematic review results.
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Paper 20: I helped Prof. Croft with this commentary for
on primary care for low back pain: we don't know the half of it. With this, I got to see (first hand) how and why he is among the top researchers in the area of pain.
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Paper 21: Bonus paper - In this paper, we compared the way adults with #ChronicPain describe pain in Nepal Vs the USA (found interesting differences & some similarities), and mapped content validity of pain quality instruments.
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Paper 22: This is a scoping review on physiotherapists' attitude towards, and challenges of working in a referral-based practice. The findings are interesting. A nice collaboration with @HemDevan
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