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This is a patient-centered project being led by a group of committed pain researchers, patients, patient advocates, and healthcare professionals.

We aim to understand the perspective of patients, researchers and healthcare professionals with regard to the term “pain catastrophizing.” We will be collecting and collating the information we receive from your responses to help us understand whether it’s time for a change in the use of this term—and to possibly create new terminology that is compassionate, patient-centered, and more considerate for use in the medical community.

diverse group of people

Patient or caregiver

The survey may take you 10-15 minutes to complete.

If you're a caregiver, please answer the questions about pain/identity for the person you care for.