Chronic pain among public safety personnel in Canada

Carleton, R. Nicholas
Afifi, Tracie, O.
Turner, Sarah
Taillieu, Tamara
El-Gabalawy, Renée
Sareen, Jitender
Asmundson, Gordon, J. G.
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Taylor and Francis Group

Chronic pain is highly prevalent in the general population and may be even higheramong public safety personnel (PSP; e.g., correctional officers, dispatchers, firefighters, paramedics,police). Comprehensive data on chronic pain among diverse Canadian PSP are relatively sparse.Aims: The current study was designed to provide initial estimates of chronic pain frequencyand severity among Canadian PSP.

© 2017 R. N. Carleton, T. O. Afifi, S. Turner, T. Taillieu, R. El-Gabalawy, J. Sareen and G. J. G. Asmundson. Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricteduse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
chronic pain, firstresponders, public safetypersonnel, work injuries
Carleton, R. N., Afifi, T. O., Turner, S., Taillieu, T., El-Gabalawy, R., Sareen, J., & Asmundson, G. J. G. (2017). Chronic Pain Among Public Safety Personnel in Canada. Canadian Journal of Pain, 1, 237-246.