Part 4

GUIDELINES TO PACING

Prioritise

Plan

Tolerance level

Evaluate

PACING - POSITIVE

Avoids extremes of pain

Fewer, shorter episodes of pain

More productive

Stable activity levels

Reduced tension

More predictable

PACING - NEGATIVE

Involves record keeping

Structures the day

Reduces spontaneity

Disrupts ongoing activity

GOAL SETTING - ROLES

Pain sufferer

Partner

Parent

Son/daughter

Friend

Breadwinner

GOAL AREAS

Use of health care system

Physical fitness

Social

OccupationalLeisure

SMART GOALS

Specific

Measurable

Achievable

Rewarding/Realistic

Time limited

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