Impact of Social Support and Coping Strategies on Post-Surgical Pain (POPQUEST)

  • End date
    Mar 3, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Université Catholique de Louvain
Updated on 24 May 2022


The purpose of the study is to evaluate the impact of social support and pain coping strategies in the development and evolution of post-surgical pain.


This is a longitudinal study. After giving their informed consent, patients will answer online questionnaires assessing pain and different psychosocial variables at these time points: before surgery, one to three days after surgery, and one, three, and six months after surgery.

The psychosocial variables evaluated are the following ones :

  • Depression,
  • Anxiety,
  • Stress,
  • Pain Coping Strategies,
  • Social Support,
  • Couple Support.

Condition Social Support, Coping Behavior, Post-Surgical Pain, Chronic
Treatment Questionnaires
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05009316
SponsorUniversité Catholique de Louvain
Last Modified on24 May 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Aged over 18 years of age
Capacity to understand and voluntarily sign an informed consent form in French

Exclusion Criteria

Insufficient French language skills
History of psychotic disease
History of neurodegenerative pathology
History of neurological disease (e.g. stroke)
Pre-existing pain condition related to the reason for surgery
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