Special Issue "Scientific Advances and Future Directions of Chronic Pain: Prevalence, Impact on Daily Life, and Treatment"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2024 | Viewed by 5296
2. Laboratoire PERITOX (UMR-I 01, Unité mixte INERIS), Centre Universitaire de Recherche en Santé, Présidence, Chemin du Thil, 80000 Amiens, France
Interests: occupational and environmental physiology; cumulative trauma disorders
Interests: examin musculosketal pain from a broad biopsychosocial perspective in several groups of patients suffering from pain and on performing artists at high risk to develop musculosketal pain
Chronic pain has significant negative effects on functionality and quality of life. Chronic pain remains a major health problem and socio-economic burden given the high prevalence rates (i.e., between 30% and 51% of adults [1–3] and 56% of elderly people ). Multi-modal interventions covering the biopsychosocial components of pain are the gold-standard treatment for chronic pain [4–6]. In a patient-centered approach, all influencing biological, psychological and interpersonal factors should be taken into account . The importance of including self-management strategies (i.e., the individual's ability to manage the symptoms, treatment, physical and psychological consequences and lifestyle changes inherent to living with a chronic condition) has been emphasized [8,9]. Self-management approaches in combination with behavioral changes (e.g., an active lifestyle) have positive effects on pain and function in patients with chronic conditions [10–13]. However, despite implementation strategies, chronic pain management remains guideline-discordant, characterized by the overuse of medical imaging and medication [14–16], advice to restrict work and activities  and insufficient attention paid to psychosocial risk factors [18,19]. An interesting option is the use of electronic health (eHealth) programs, as these can deliver fast and tailored information to individuals in a cost-effective way. Several well-designed clinical trials have already shown beneficial effects of eHealth programs for the management of chronic pain [11,20].
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Dr. Frédéric Telliez
Dr. Nathalie Roussel
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- chronic pain
- quality of life