Chronic pain: a review of its epidemiology and associated factors in population-based studies

Sarah E. E. Mills (Lead / Corresponding author), Karen P. Nicolson, Blair H. Smith

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Chronic pain is a common, complex, and distressing problem that has a profound impact on individuals and society. It frequently presents as a result of a disease or an injury; however, it is not merely an accompanying symptom, but rather a separate condition in its own right, with its own medical definition and taxonomy. Studying the distribution and determinants of chronic pain allows us to understand and manage the problem at the individual and population levels. Targeted and appropriate prevention and management strategies need to take into account the biological, psychological, socio-demographic, and lifestyle determinants and outcomes of pain. We present a narrative review of the current understanding of these factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e273-e283
Number of pages11
JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthesia
Volume123
Issue number2
Early online date10 May 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019

Fingerprint

Chronic Pain
Epidemiology
Population
Life Style
Demography
Psychology
Pain
Wounds and Injuries

Keywords

  • chronic pain
  • epidemiology
  • genetics
  • incidence
  • prevalence
  • risk factors
  • Life Style
  • Age Factors
  • Humans
  • Risk Factors
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Chronic Pain/epidemiology
  • Sex Factors

Cite this

@article{8cc71a3040cd4cbab7fd490b645e8779,
title = "Chronic pain: a review of its epidemiology and associated factors in population-based studies",
abstract = "Chronic pain is a common, complex, and distressing problem that has a profound impact on individuals and society. It frequently presents as a result of a disease or an injury; however, it is not merely an accompanying symptom, but rather a separate condition in its own right, with its own medical definition and taxonomy. Studying the distribution and determinants of chronic pain allows us to understand and manage the problem at the individual and population levels. Targeted and appropriate prevention and management strategies need to take into account the biological, psychological, socio-demographic, and lifestyle determinants and outcomes of pain. We present a narrative review of the current understanding of these factors.",
keywords = "chronic pain, epidemiology, genetics, incidence, prevalence, risk factors, Life Style, Age Factors, Humans, Risk Factors, Socioeconomic Factors, Chronic Pain/epidemiology, Sex Factors",
author = "Mills, {Sarah E. E.} and Nicolson, {Karen P.} and Smith, {Blair H.}",
note = "SEEM is funded through a fellowship through the Chief Scientist Office. KPN is funded through an academic clinical fellowship through NHS Education for Scotland.",
year = "2019",
month = "8",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.bja.2019.03.023",
language = "English",
volume = "123",
pages = "e273--e283",
journal = "British Journal of Anaesthesia",
issn = "0007-0912",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Chronic pain

T2 - a review of its epidemiology and associated factors in population-based studies

AU - Mills, Sarah E. E.

AU - Nicolson, Karen P.

AU - Smith, Blair H.

N1 - SEEM is funded through a fellowship through the Chief Scientist Office. KPN is funded through an academic clinical fellowship through NHS Education for Scotland.

PY - 2019/8/1

Y1 - 2019/8/1

N2 - Chronic pain is a common, complex, and distressing problem that has a profound impact on individuals and society. It frequently presents as a result of a disease or an injury; however, it is not merely an accompanying symptom, but rather a separate condition in its own right, with its own medical definition and taxonomy. Studying the distribution and determinants of chronic pain allows us to understand and manage the problem at the individual and population levels. Targeted and appropriate prevention and management strategies need to take into account the biological, psychological, socio-demographic, and lifestyle determinants and outcomes of pain. We present a narrative review of the current understanding of these factors.

AB - Chronic pain is a common, complex, and distressing problem that has a profound impact on individuals and society. It frequently presents as a result of a disease or an injury; however, it is not merely an accompanying symptom, but rather a separate condition in its own right, with its own medical definition and taxonomy. Studying the distribution and determinants of chronic pain allows us to understand and manage the problem at the individual and population levels. Targeted and appropriate prevention and management strategies need to take into account the biological, psychological, socio-demographic, and lifestyle determinants and outcomes of pain. We present a narrative review of the current understanding of these factors.

KW - chronic pain

KW - epidemiology

KW - genetics

KW - incidence

KW - prevalence

KW - risk factors

KW - Life Style

KW - Age Factors

KW - Humans

KW - Risk Factors

KW - Socioeconomic Factors

KW - Chronic Pain/epidemiology

KW - Sex Factors

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85065440894&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.bja.2019.03.023

DO - 10.1016/j.bja.2019.03.023

M3 - Article

C2 - 31079836

AN - SCOPUS:85065440894

VL - 123

SP - e273-e283

JO - British Journal of Anaesthesia

JF - British Journal of Anaesthesia

SN - 0007-0912

IS - 2

ER -