Published June 2005

The ‘What Do Consumers With Chronic Pain Think About Important Health Outcome Domains’ was a web-based survey of people with chronic pain who entered the American Chronic Pain Association website to gain consumer information related to important health outcomes for evaluating pain treatments. The 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.