Updates on the project

PAE would like to thank its members, peer organisations and collaborators who joined forces so this project be available in 16 languages and 20 countries! 

We are grateful for your participation, enthusiasm and support!

Pain and Stigma survey continues the series of surveys on different aspects of chronic pain that Pain Alliance Europe started back in 2017.

The third survey focused on stigma affecting chronic pain patients, perceived in different environments in their daily activities – at home, at work, in public or while in medical care.

Stigma is a major concern for the well-being of patients in general but also as it becomes a barrier in the way patients seek treatment, contributing, alongside with the invisible nature of the disease and enhanced time in getting diagnosed, to patient abandonment. 

The survey was closed on the 15th March and we are proud to announce new records in the numbers of replies.

More than 6000 patients contributed and responded to the questionnaire. We thank them all. 20 countries will be thus part of the final report.

We have received very positive feedback from the patients having taken the survey as to the content of the questionnaire, once again a proof that these issues need to be addressed on behalf and for the patients.

The team lead by prof. Dr Ioan Cristian Chifu and prof Dr. Ionut Luca from the Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Business  in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, currently performs the analysis of the results.

The Survey results will be presented at the 11th Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC in Valencia, 4-7 September 2019. 

The survey country data will be shared with the collaborating partners and the respondents who confirmed their wish to receive the results.

You may find the complete report of the PAE 2019 survey on Pain and Stigma here

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