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American Pain Foundation Launches New Educational Campaign, "Explain Your Pain," to Help Hispanic Americans Better Understand Chronic Pain and Pain Management
Date:6/27/2011

CHICAGO, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Pain Foundation (APF) today announced the launch of "Explain Your Pain," an educational initiative designed to help educate Hispanic Americans about chronic pain and foster improved dialogue between people with pain and their health care providers.  A growing body of research demonstrates that minorities, including Hispanics, are less likely to have access to pain management services and treatments, have their pain documented by health care providers or receive pain medications compared to other patient populations. Many Hispanic Americans are further burdened by language barriers and cultural beliefs about pain.

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Results from the Chronic Pain in America survey estimate that 9 percent of adult Americans suffer from moderate to severe non-cancer related chronic pain. Chronic pain is ongoing or recurrent pain that lasts beyond the usual course of an acute illness or injury or more than three to six months, and negatively affects a person's well-being. If untreated or undertreated, pain can negatively impact a person's quality of life and make daily activities difficult. There can be physical and emotional impacts from chronic pain.  Unfortunately, many people with pain are uncomfortable acknowledging and accepting their condition, and therefore fail to discuss the topic with their health care provider.

For Hispanic Americans, cultural biases may compound their attitude about pain and ultimately impact their treatment.  In one study of Hispanics and African Americans with cancer pain, 80 percent of patients waited until their pain severity was a 10 on a 10-point scale before calling their oncology clinic or health care provider.

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