Svim članovima udruženja je upućen poziv za učešće u studiji koji sprovodi Marburški Filips Univerzitet (Philipps University of Marburg) i Katolički Univerzitet Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt). S obzirom da je za samo učešće u studiji je neophodno dobro poznavanje engleskog jezika, detalje studije objavljujemo u nastavku na engleskom jeziku:
Get a real-life view of the ICD-11 chronic pain classification and help with our study!
An IASP Task Force created a classification of chronic pain for ICD-11. To help you use the new
classification, we have developed a decision algorithm guiding through the criteria.
Now we would like to invite you to be the first pain specialists to test the algorithm. Take part in our
innovative study design: Using our online-platform you will be able to interact with virtual patients
and tell us which ICD-11 diagnoses they have. This allows you to see the new ICD-11 diagnoses at
work while testing the algorithm. For each participant, we will donate a tree!
We would like to invite you as a pain specialist to participate in a study conducted by the Philipps
University of Marburg and the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt!
As you will know, the ICD-11 will come into effect in January 2022. For the first time, it will include a
systematic classification of chronic pain. In order to make the diagnostic process in practice as simple
and time-saving as possible, we have developed a decision tree to guide through the criteria. To
evaluate this algorithm, we now need the help of experienced pain specialists like you.
What is it about?
Our study will allow you to gain experience with the new classification of chronic pain and to get to
know the classification algorithm. To make the process as lifelike as possible, we have developed
virtual patients who all have chronic pain complaints. We would like you to examine the patients and
tell us what you think their diagnoses should be. We will then be able to compare the diagnostic
process with and without the algorithm.
How long will it take?
Pilot studies showed that the participation in the study will take between 50-80 minutes. You will
have the option to pause in between and continue at a later time. In this way, we hope that
participation can be integrated into your demanding daily work routine in the best possible way.
What are the benefits of participation?
- By participating, you will learn about the new classification algorithm and the new chronic pain
diagnoses. So the study gives you a 'sneak peek' into the new ICD-11!
- For each completed participation, we will donate a tree through Oxfam – so not only will you be
making an important contribution to research through your participation, but you are also supporting
- In addition, we will be happy to provide you with a certificate of your participation in the study.
Are there any requirements for participation?
- Good knowledge of English
- Experience with chronic pain patients
How does the study work?
The first part of the study is a short anonymous online survey. Here we will ask about your age,
gender and your field of speciality. At the beginning of the survey, you will again receive detailed
study information and be asked to provide your consent. At the end of the survey, you will then
receive instructions on how to access the actual study platform and the how to interact with the virtual patients.
Here is the link to the first part of the study:
Following this survey, you will be redirected to the study platform with the virtual patients.
Here is the link to the virtual patients:
You will also be asked to generate an individual code. This is composed as follows:
1. First letter of your first name
2. First letter of the street where you live
3. Last two digits of your telephone number
4. Unusual animal
We would be very pleased to have your support in a study conducted by the Philipps University of
Marburg and the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt!
We look forward to your participation!