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An Internet survey found that 94% of patients with persistent pain taking opioids report at least one major impact on their lives from pain–3 in 4 (77%) report feeling depressed, 70% report an inability to concentrate, 52% report strained relationships, and 46% report a loss of appetite.

American Pain Foundation. Voices of Chronic Pain: A national study conducted for American Pain Foudnation. David Michaelson & Company, LLC for the American Pain Foundation; 2006. http://www.davidmichaelsoncompany.com/documents/voices%20of%20chronic%20pain%20report.pdf

Reference

Title
Voices of Chronic Pain: A national study conducted for American Pain Foudnation
Publisher
David Michaelson & Company, LLC for the American Pain Foundation
Publication Date
2006
Authors
American Pain Foundation
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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