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Human Studies

2021 May 28

Eur J Pain

Identifying goals in patients with chronic pain: a European survey.


Goudman L, De Smedt A, Linderoth B, Eldabe S, Witkam R, Henssen D, Moens M
Eur J Pain. 2021 May 28.
PMID: 34048121.


Chronic pain is a major healthcare issue that often requires an interdisciplinary treatment approach. Defining relevant treatment goals is one of the crucial steps in creating successful rehabilitation schemes. Therefore, the first aim is to explore goals that patients suffering from chronic pain aim to achieve. The second aim is to translate those goals into measurable functional outcome variables which can be used to measure treatment success.