The Economic and Disease Burden of Chronic Pain in Rural Ghana

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Identifier 012_EAC2017_Economic_Disease_Burden_Chronic_Pain_Rural_Ghana_THOMPSON.pdf
Title The Economic and Disease Burden of Chronic Pain in Rural Ghana
Creator Chelsea Thompson
Subject Chronic Pain; Global Health; Ghana
Description We surveyed over 600 individuals from the rural Ashanti region of Ghana to assess incidence of chronic pain as well as the impact that this pain has on daily life, including ability to work. We found that 61% of community members ages 18-100 reported some degree of daily chronic pain and that severity of pain directly impacted their ability to work productively. We found that back pain is the leading cause of chronic pain in these communities, but that causes of pain related to pelvic problems produced the highest degree of reported daily pain.
Relation is Part of 2017 Extreme Affordability Conference
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date Digital 2017
Date 2017
Format application/pdf
Rights Management Copyright 2017. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit:
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s60g7xnp
Setname ehsl_eac
Date Created 2019-02-05
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1399569
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