Chronic pain in German general practice.

  title={Chronic pain in German general practice.},
  author={Stefan Hensler and Daniel Heinemann and Michael T Becker and Hanns Ackermann and Armin H. Wiesemann and Heinz Harald Abholz and Peter Engeser},
  journal={Pain medicine},
  volume={10 8},
INTRODUCTION This study evaluates the prevalence of chronic pain, intensity of pain, activity limitation, and pain-related diagnoses in German general practices. METHODS In 40 general practices, up to 50 consecutive patients presenting to general practitioners (GP) for routine medical consultation were questioned, and those reporting pain that lasted for more than 3 months received a questionnaire referring to intensity of pain and activity limitations. GPs received a questionnaire asking… CONTINUE READING

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