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Papers: 30 Sep 2023 - 6 Oct 2023


Front Pain Res (Lausanne)



Chronic pain: its impact on the quality of life and gender.


Pandelani FF, Nyalunga SLN, Mogotsi MM, Mkhatshwa VB


Chronic pain poses a considerable challenge to individuals’ well-being, leading to decreased quality of life, limitations in daily functioning, and a higher reliance on healthcare services, resulting in significant economic burdens. In South Africa, chronic pain ranks among the prevalent chronic health conditions, although the exact prevalence might differ across different regions. To address this issue effectively, it is crucial to gain a comprehensive understanding of the problem by utilising the most up-to-date and relevant data available.