Prevalence of pain in adult population in Türkiye

Agri. 2023 Apr;35(2):83-95. doi: 10.14744/agri.2022.26086.


vObjectives: The aim of this study is to determine the incidence and characteristics of pain in adults in Türkiye.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out with 1391 participants in 28 provinces spread across seven demographic regions of Türkiye, between February 1 and March 31, 2021. The data were collected through the introductory and pain assessment information form prepared by the researchers and the online Google forms. SPSS 25.0 statistical program was used for data analysis.

Results: As a result of the analysis of the data obtained, it was found that the average age of the participants included in the study was 40.83±7.78 years, education level was 70.4% at most, and 80.9% was female at most. It was determined that 58.1% lived in the Marmara region and 41.8% lived in Istanbul, and 41.2% were private sector employees. It was determined that the pain prevalence of adults in Türkiye was 80.84% and 79.07% of them had pain in the last year. It was determined that the region with the most pain was the head and neck region with 37.88%.

Conclusion: According to the results of the research, the prevalence of adult pain is quite high in Türkiye. Despite the high prevalence of pain, the rate of preference for drug therapy to relieve pain is low and the preference for non-drug treatment methods is high.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain* / epidemiology
  • Prevalence