Chronic pain, life style factors and quality of life (KROKIETA) is a multicenter study that
aims to analyze life style factors, socioeconomic and psychometric properties, metabolic
problems, drug use, quality of life and biochemical variables in chronic non-cancer pain
patients. The life style factors will be compared to those of normal population. At baseline,
the study patients fill in questionnaires (A-E), the patients´ weight, length, waist and
blood pressure are measured, pain-related factors are recorded and blood samples taken.
Changes in the quality of life of the study patients will be evaluated by questionnaires
during follow-up at 2 years and 5 years.