Massachuetts Pain Initiative Survey Finds Chronic Pain Affects 1 in 4 Adults in Massachusetts

May 10, 2010

by Pamela Katz Ressler, RN, BSN, HN-BC, MS-PREP student, PREP-AIRED blog moderator
Thanks to Cyndie Rodman, MS-PREP ’09, for sending along the press release from the recent Massachusetts Pain Initiative Survey. Cyndie writes that “the survey not only quantified the incidence of chronic pain among the Massachusetts general population, but also the differences and disparities experienced by minorities versus non-minorities. This is the first Massachusetts study we are aware of to look at how pain is experienced by minorities compared to non-minorities.” Tufts University School of Medicine’s Pain Research, Education and Policy (PREP) faculty member, Carol Curtiss, RN, MSN, as well as PREP guest lecturer, Paul Arnstein, PhD, APRN-BC, played instrumental roles in the survey. Click here to read the Massachusetts Pain Initiative’s press release about the survey. For more information about the Massachusetts Pain Initative, click here.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1.    Prostate Cancer Symptoms  |  May 24th, 2010 at 12:47 PM

    this post is very usefull thx!

  • 2.    Alicia In Treatment Of Chronic Pain  |  August 5th, 2010 at 10:50 PM

    Thanks for this information. An d also want to add extra information about chronic pain. There are actually two types of pain, one is acute pain and the other is chronic pain. Surgery, broken bones, toothache, burns etc. are the usual cause of acute pain, while cancer pain, arthritis pain, neurogenic pain (pain resulting from damaged nerves) and so forth causes chronic pain. However, acute pain may eventually lead to chronic pain. a natural anti-inflammatory and analgesic, perhaps the most powerful health product in the world today. What are the benefits of the incredible mangosteen fruit particularly in managing pain and inflammation? Xanthones, which are very unique to the mangosteen appears to possess numerous potential beneficial properties such as, “antiallergic, anti-inflammatory, antituberculotic, antitumor, antiplatelet, Beta-adrenergic blocking and anticonvulsant” properties. I hope that you and your readers find it helpful.
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