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Pain and Participation

Woman with multiple sclerosis giving keys to a service dog in the snow 117195499 300x200Pain is commonly experienced by people with disabilities.  The relationship between pain and participation was explored by researchers at RTC: Rural to see if pain acted as a barrier to people’s ability to participate fully in community life.  The concept of participation and understanding the barriers that hinder it is important.  Just as inaccessible buildings and transportation can interfere with employment, errands and engaging in social activities, pain can also keep people at home. Understanding the multiple barriers that interfere with participation for people with disabilities is crucial to developing meaningful policies and community change.

Visit rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/pain-and-participation to read more about this research.

 

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