Tuesday, September 20th
ICD-11 & ICF
Patients’ Acceptance of the New Classification for Chronic Pain
This presentation will give attendees a thorough overview of how the ICD-11 chronic pain classification fits within the larger context of the ICD-11. The second focus of this presentation will be the patient perspective on the new ICD-11 chronic pain diagnoses. Data from an international web-based survey will be presented. Here, patients with self-reported chronic pain rated the new diagnoses after having watched a brief introductory video. Patients rated, among others, whether they expect the new diagnoses to facilitate communication or improve access to adequate pain treatment. Patient endorsement can contribute to a facilitated implementation of the ICD-11 chronic pain classification. Results of more than 1000 patients encourage the use of the new classification system, and offer some hints about aspects to be specifically addressed.