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dc.contributor.authorGarcía García, Juan Antonio
dc.contributor.authorHernández-Puiggròs, Patricia
dc.contributor.authorTesedo Nieto, Javier
dc.contributor.authorAcín Lázaro, María Pilar
dc.contributor.authorCarrera González, Alfredo
dc.contributor.authorSoler, Miguel José Arranz
dc.contributor.authorMaldonado Vega, Sergio
dc.identifier.citationPain Res Treat.2016;(2016):7829585
dc.description.abstractChronic pain is a serious problem in Spain. This multicenter, epidemiological 3-month follow-up study investigates pain management efficacy in Spanish centers using patient satisfaction criteria. 3,414 eligible adult patients (65,6% female) with moderate to severe chronic pain from 146 pain centers were included. Patient satisfaction was assessed based onto question 18 of Spanish healthcare barometer-CSI. Pain evolution (Brief Pain Inventory-Short Form (BPI-SF) and visual analog scale (VAS)), quality of life/EuroQol-5, and pain control expectations fulfillment were also assessed. Mean age was 61.3 years. 64.4% of participating centers employed multidisciplinary pain management approach. After 3 months, mean patient satisfaction was 7.8 (1-10) on the CIS barometer. Medical staff received the highest scores, whereas waiting for tests, appointment request to appointment date time, and waiting times at the center the lowest. Mean pain decreased from 7.4 to 4.0; BPI-SF intensity decreased from 6.5 to 3.8; pain control expectations were met in 78.7% of patients; EuroQoL-5D utility index increased from 0.37 to 0.62, p < 0.001, and health status (VAS) from 40.6 to 61.9, p < 0.001. Chronic pain patients (90%) are satisfied with Spanish centers care; 80% had their pain control expectations met. Quality of life improved remarkably: 71% felt moderately to significantly better. However, waiting times need improvement.
dc.titlePatient Satisfaction with Spanish Pain Centers: Observational Study with More than 3,000 Patients.
dc.identifier.journalPain research and treatment
dc.pubmedtypeJournal Article
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