Chronic pain study

A University of B.C. research team is seeking people aged 16 years and older who have chronic pain to take part in a survey.

A University of B.C. research team is seeking people aged 16 years and older who have chronic pain to take part in a National Chronic Pain Needs Assessment Survey.

The survey aims to produce a broader understanding of how chronic pain affects young adults, workers and seniors, organizers say.

Chronic pain is described as pain that doesn’t go away after three months. It impacts about one in four Canadians during their lifetime.

According to a 2008-09 Canadian Community Health survey reported by Statistics Canada, one in 10 chronic pain sufferers are aged between 12 and 44 years; back problems and migraine headaches are the most common pain-related conditions.

The study aims to “help researchers who are currently working with consumer health organizations create evidence-based resources that help people live well with chronic pain.”

For information on how to participate, visit the Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability website at www.cirpd.org or call 604 684-4148.

 

 

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