Sip Portugal

In this section, national initiatives which have been set up in Portugal can be found.

A cross-sectional nationwide epidemiological study was performed in a random sample of the Portuguese adult population, aiming to describe the prevalence and impact of chronic pain (CP).

Epidemiological study on chronic pain in the Portuguese popu…

A cross-sectional nationwide epidemiological study was performed in a random sample of the Portuguese adult population, aiming to describe the prevale…

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On the 11th of June a media report appeared on Portuguese national television. Chronic pain as disease costs Portugal 3 million euro´s per year and it affects around 30% of the Portuguese population. Chronic pains can occur over longer periods and last for years.

TV Report: Societal Impact of Chronic Pain

On the 11th of June a media report appeared on Portuguese national television. Chronic pain as disease costs Portugal 3 million euro´s per year and it…

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A awareness action about chronic pain was promoted by Fundação Grünenthal between 15-17 May 2012 in the Portuguese National Parliament.

Awareness Initiative in National Parliament

A awareness action about chronic pain was promoted by Fundação Grünenthal between 15-17 May 2012 in the Portuguese National Parliament.…

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This article on indirect costs of chronic pain in Portugal (

Publication: Indirect Costs of Chronic Pain

This article on indirect costs of chronic pain in Portugal ("Custos indirectos da dor crónica em Portugal") was published in January 2012 in the "Nati…

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Portugal is one of the few European countries that have already implemented pain management in its national healthcare system.

Implementation of pain medicine in the Portuguese health car…

Portugal is one of the few European countries that have already implemented pain management in its national healthcare system.…

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Short Info

A group of multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals and a group of patient representatives have met in June and July to identify relevant topics for SIP in Portugal. Both groups will now work together on their common priorities “Pain and Work” and “Awareness on Pain”.