In this issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Pain, Nygaard Andersen and co-workers  report on the psychosocial aspects of everyday life with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Their article is based on a systematic review of studies focusing on adults’ psychosocial consequences related to clinical, everyday life or interpersonal aspects. In their review, the authors emphasize that in addition to experiencing pain, people with chronic pain are affected by depressive thoughts, disability, the low quality of life and severe disturbances in their family and other close relationships.1So many negative consequences of chronic pain on everyday lifeIn addition to depressive thoughts, anxiety, stress, disturbed interpersonal relationships and disability, there are several other psychological or social or psychosocial or societal consequences of pain. Among many consequences, Raspe lists the following ones: impaired handling of stress and psychological demands, limitation in activities of daily living, impaired leisure time activities, impaired social and sexual relations and activities and social isolation, the loss of household productivity, dependence on others, unmet health care needs, addictive behaviour, dissatisfaction with health care, adverse events, the impaired health related quality of life, the loss of income and increasing social gradients . In one review like the present one –
Scandinavian Journal of Pain – de Gruyter
Published: Apr 1, 2014
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