PAIC Back Pain Scale

Dear friends and colleagues,

We would like to ask for your support in the development of the PAIC-Back Pain Scale. We look for back pain experts. The questionnaire tries to identify observable typical back pain symptoms.  The instruction for use is added to the questionnaire. We thank you in advance for your great support! Here is the link to the questionnaire

Marjan Laekeman & Stefan Lautenbacher


Our COST Action has now a twitter account. Please follow us here @PainandDementia



Spanish Survey on the use of Observational Pain Assessment Tools

In 2015 a National Survey on the ‘Use of standards/guidelines and Observational Pain-Assessment tools” has been sent to Spanish Hospitals and Health Institutions of the National Health Sistem (SNS,  Census/CHN14), Nursing and Residential homes, ADRD Family Associations '. Health professionals (nurses, physicians, fisiotherapists, psychologist, etc) working with people with dementia and those working with people with other kinds of cognitive impairment (not related to dementia)  are participating in the survey '. An overview of the first areas in Spain where people are participating can be seen on the right side.


Reports on the COST Action TD 1005 from other sources

Report on the Action by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) (link)

Article published in a swiss newspaper (Sonntagszeitung) on th 29th of September 2013 (link)

Article published in a dutch newspaper about the start of the reliability study of our PAIC tool on the 29th of November 2014 (link)

Wilco Achterberg is interviewed on the topic of pain treatment in dementia in March 2015 (link)