If you’ve experienced pain anywhere on your body, welcome to the club! More than eight in 10 adults around the world experience body pain at some time in their lives. Unfortunately, living with pain can make it tough to live a normal, healthy life.
Learn about the physical, emotional, and economic impact of pain, as well as ways you can find relief.
What is the Global Pain Index?
The Global Pain Index (GPI), created by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), is an in-depth research project focused on the prevalence, impact, and attitudes about physical pain in countries around the world. The GPI aims to raise awareness and find solutions for this global epidemic.
As part of this initiative, GSK conducted an international survey to assess the impact of pain on people's daily lives, common practices with regard to self-management, health care seeking behavior, and patient satisfaction with health care provider response regarding their pain.
Ultimately, 22,038 people across the globe were included in survey findings. Participants had to be at least 18 years old and had to have experienced body and/or head pain at some time in their lives to be included in the survey analysis population.