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Table 1 Study findings presented using NPT core constructs

From: A qualitative study of professional stakeholders’ perceptions about the implementation of a stepped care pain platform for people experiencing chronic widespread pain

NPT construct Study themes
Coherence - The Pain Platform has the potential to overcome existing access issues
  - The Pain Platform incorporates shift towards parity of esteem (valuing mental health equally with physical health)
  - The Plain Platform is advantageous for patient access and need
  - The Pain Platform demands an increase in professional understanding/awareness
Cognitive participation - Professionals working in the Pain Platform will need to foster patient engagement
  - Availability of the Pain Platform is valued
  - Front-line support of the Pain Platform may be variable
  - Platform user acceptability of the Pain Platform influenced by personal beliefs
  - The Pain Platform is aligned with existing platform procedures
Collective Action - The Pain Platform implementation requires addressing professional beliefs about CWP
  - Mixed delivery methods may be required for the CWP T-CBT
  - The Pain Platform is aligned with existing platform goals
  - Pain Platform implementation requires additional resources
  - Pain Platform implementation requires alignment with existing referral protocols
Reflexive Monitoring - Feedback for professionals regarding impact of the Pain Platform will enhance learning
  - Need to enhance opportunities to foster good collaborative care to ensure success of the Pain Platform
  - The Pain Platform’s success and sustainability is reliant on further development of the organisational infrastructure
  - The Pain Platform’s success is reliant on practitioner training and support
  - Pain Platform referral protocols need to align with existing platform procedures