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Individual Burdens of Chronic Pain

Today 100 million Americans live with chronic pain – more than cancer, diabetes and heart disease combined.1 Despite the prevalence of chronic pain,2 the real impact of the condition is not often understood by the rest of us. A new survey titled Individual Burdens of Chronic Pain uncovered the real challenges that people with chronic pain face every day,3 as well as the people closest to them: their loved ones.4 These stories will be told in a new documentary, “Pain Matters,” airing on the Discovery Channel on Saturday, Nov. 16, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 at 8 a.m. or at www.PainMattersFilm.com.

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Two Takes on Fibro Surveys

“Two Takes on Fibro”– two new national surveys about fibromyalgia — compare the perceptions of people who have the condition with those of the general public. The research reveals the surprising differences between public perceptions and the private realities of fibromyalgia.

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Pain Survey of Older Adults

The Alliance for Aging Research commissioned a nationwide survey of 800 U.S. adults age 65 and older to better understand their attitudes, perceptions and concerns regarding age-related pain management and changes under consideration by the FDA to over-the-counter acetaminophen products. Clarus Research Group conducted the survey on behalf of the Alliance for Aging Research between September 14 and September 18, 2009.

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Key Findings of the Emergency Department Survey

A recent survey conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) reveals that while most people with chronic pain who come to the emergency department are satisfied with the care they receive, gaps remain in the larger health care system for this group of patients.

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What Do Consumers With Chronic Pain Think About Important Health Outcome Domains

We recently performed a web-based survey of people with chronic pain who entered the American Chronic Pain Association web site to gain consumer information related to important health outcomes for evaluating pain treatments. His survey was supported by the Initiative on Methods, Measurement and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (IMMPACT) and the cooperation of the American Chronic Pain Association. In this brief report, we provide a summary of descriptive information on the consumers who responded to the survey. We also summarize information on what health outcomes that consumers think are important for understanding the impact of chronic pain conditions and the effects of treatment on their everyday life and functioning. Finally, we provide some information on the financial burden associated with experiencing a chronic pain condition.

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Americans Living With Pain Survey

This 2004 survey was conducted by Roper Public Affairs and Media, on behalf of the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) with support from Endo Pharmaceuticals. The survey findings are based on 800 telephone interviews conducted with adults experiencing chronic pain in the United States.

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Public Perception of Pain and Pain Management

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