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March 11th to 17th is Brain Awareness Week and at today's lauch the Neurological Association of Ireland launched new research on living with a neurological condition. The findings from their survey, based on responses from over 600 individuals with neurological conditions and family carers, highlight a “cascade of challenges” from long waiting times to get a diagnosis, struggling to access ongoing care and dealing with the impact of their condition on work, financial wellbeing and family relationships. Download the full survey report from their website at h
35 Irish patient organisations including Chronic Pain Ireland have signed a Charter calling for greater patient involvement in the ‘Medicines Assessment & Reimbursement’ process in Ireland. The Charter calls on the government to improve the transparency, accountability and communication on how medicines are assessed & reimbursed by the State.
Researchers in Trinity College Dublin are asking adolesents to take part in a new Irish research study which will also be compared to the findings of international studies which are currently taking place.
Worry is a natural facet of life and is a common feature for those who experience chronic pain. Few studies to date have sought to examine beliefs about worry and pain in adolescents, despite the prevalence of chronic pain.
The Centre for Pain Research at NUI Galway is looking for amputees who suffer with chronic phantom limb pain to take part in a virtual reality-assisted clinical trial that aims to reduce phantom limb pain.
Phantom limb pain, painful sensations that feel as if they originate from a missing limb, occurs after limb amputation for 50-80% of amputees and is associated with a number of negative outcomes, such as a decline in daily activities, sleep interference and a reduction in general quality of life.
100 Cities Against Pain
This campaign has been held throughout Europe since 2015 and many international pain support groups come together to support and organise events on this date. The ISAL Foundation & Research Institute are organising events around the campaign entitled 100 cities against pain and they are encouraging support groups to arrange events in their cities and regions.