University of Marburg, Germany

PAE partners with the University of Marburg, Germany to bring to patients and organisations members of PAE a new possibility to make their voice heard.

We would like to hear more about your views on the new chronic pain diagnoses as defined by the new edition of the ICD classification, ICD-11.  We invite you to take part in a survey.  The survey includes a brief video explaining the new diagnoses and allows you to form an opinion on the changes between the two editions of the ICD standard . Please tell us what you think.

The aim of the survey is to learn more about your views on the new ICD-11 classification of chronic pain. What do you expect of it? Do you think it will be helpful? All data are collected anonymously.  

Taking part in the survey will take about 15 minutes including the video. You can reach the survey with this link:

Your opinion as someone who lives with chronic pain is very important to us!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the survey, please contact Beatrice Korwisi at the University of Marburg, Germany:

What is ICD

ICD is the foundation for the identification of health trends and statistics globally, and the international standard for reporting diseases and health conditions. It is the diagnostic classification standard for all clinical and research purposes. ICD defines the universe of diseases, disorders, injuries and other related health conditions, listed in a comprehensive, hierarchical fashion that allows for:

  • easy storage, retrieval and analysis of health information for evidenced-based decision-making;
  • sharing and comparing health information between hospitals, regions, settings and countries; and
  • data comparisons in the same location across different time periods.


Uses include monitoring of the incidence and prevalence of diseases, observing reimbursements and resource allocation trends, and keeping track of safety and quality guidelines. They also include the counting of deaths as well as diseases, injuries, symptoms, reasons for encounter, factors that influence health status, and external causes of disease.


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