Pain And The UK’s Ageing Population – Pharmacist Survey

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Pharmacist Quizzes & Trivia

Welcome to the Novartis Consumer Health exhibit at the Pharmacy Show 2013. As makers of Voltarol®, Novartis Consumer Health are committed to understanding how acute body pain is perceived and relieved, as well as developing an awareness of the experiences and opinions of healthcare professionals and patients. This activity has been designed exclusively for pharmacists and other pharmacy professionals, to deepen their understanding of older/ageing patients experiencing pain, people who are likely to be customers in every UK pharmacy. Customers with pain were also surveyed with the same questions; how do you think the majority of them answered? Please complete this survey in line with your perception of how the majority of customers over 60 years old experiencing pain would ha


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
  • 2. 
    Name (optional)
  • 3. 
    Pharmacy name (optional)
  • 4. 
    Postal address (optional)
  • 5. 
    Age (either 18 to 24; 25 to 44; 45 to 64; or 65 and above)
  • 6. 
    Male or female
  • 7. 
    Town & Region
  • 8. 
    Are you a Pharmacist / Pharmacy Assistant / Pharmacy Technician / Other? Please specify below.
  • 9. 
    How many days off do you think customers have taken off on average in the past year as a result of pain? Please choose one
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1-3

    • C. 

      4-7

    • D. 

      8-21

    • E. 

      22+

  • 10. 
            Pain affects your customers’ quality of life. As such, how do you think the majority of customers surveyed would describe their pain today? Please tick one
    • A. 

      Mild

    • B. 

      Discomforting

    • C. 

      Irritating

    • D. 

      Excruciating

    • E. 

      Other

  • 11. 
    How often do you think that the majority customers experience pain? Please tick one
    • A. 

      Everyday

    • B. 

      Most days

    • C. 

      Some days

    • D. 

      Hardly ever

  • 12. 
    How long do you think the pain customers experience usually lasts for? Please tick one
    • A. 

      Less than an hour

    • B. 

      1-4 hours

    • C. 

      5-10 hours

    • D. 

      Between 1-2 days

    • E. 

      More than 2 days

  • 13. 
    What do you think is this customers most common cause of pain? Please tick one
    • A. 

      Neck/shoulder pain

    • B. 

      Joint/muscle pain

    • C. 

      Back pain

    • D. 

      Arthritis

    • E. 

      Headache

    • F. 

      Injury/sporting injury

    • G. 

      Stress

    • H. 

      Other

  • 14. 
    Who do you think the majority customers have gone to for advice on their pain?
    • A. 

      Pharmacist

    • B. 

      GP

    • C. 

      Pain clinic

    • D. 

      Physiotherapist

    • E. 

      Complementary therapist

    • F. 

      Nobody – they tend to grin and bear it

    • G. 

      Other

  • 15. 
    What method of treatment do you think the majority of customers use for their pain?
    • A. 

      Pain relieving pills

    • B. 

      Pain relieving gel

    • C. 

      Heat pack

    • D. 

      Cold compress

    • E. 

      Doesn't use anything

    • F. 

      Other

  • 16. 
    Which of the following everyday activities do you think causes the majority of customers pain?
    • A. 

      Sport or exercise

    • B. 

      Sitting

    • C. 

      Lifting heavy objects

    • D. 

      Having intercourse

    • E. 

      Lying down

    • F. 

      None of the above

    • G. 

      Other

  • 17. 
    How satisfied do you think the majority of customers are with the medication for their pain?
    • A. 

      Very satisfied

    • B. 

      Fairly satisfied

    • C. 

      Not very satisfied

    • D. 

      Not satisfied at all

    • E. 

      Didn't get any medication