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The Stanford Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP): International perspectives

November 20, 2014 - 8:30am PST, 11:30am EST
Recorded in November, 2014


CPSMP Programs


This session will briefly outline the process and content of the CPSMP as well as the theory on which it is based. The dissemination and uptake of the program across Canada, the United States and Denmark will be discussed. Recent research findings from Denmark will be presented.

As well, updates to the program expected in early 2015 will be reviewed. A few minutes will also be devoted to a description of the new Chronic Angina Self-Management Program.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the main content areas and process elements of the CPSMP.
  • Identify some commonalities and differences in the dissemination and uptake of the CPSMP across North America and Denmark.
  • Name some recent research findings related to the CPSMP.
  • Describe the new Chronic Angina Self-Management Program. 


Sandra LeFort, PhD, RN      

Professor, School of Nursing, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Canada

Dr. LeFort developed the CPSMP in 1996 as part of her PhD work at McGill University; the CPSMP is now part of the suite of self-management programs offered through the Patient Education Research Center, Stanford University. 



Nicolaj Holm Faber      

Chief Consultant, Danish Committee for Health Education

Nicolaj Holm Faber is a Chief Consultant with the Danish Committee for Health Education in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was trained in the CPSMP in Toronto in 2010 and brought the program to Denmark. 



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