Burden of Treatment

Development of an Instrument to assess Treatment Burden


The burden of treatment represents the challenges associated with everything patients do to care for themselves.

For example: visits to the doctor, medical tests, treatment management, and lifestyle changes...
Patients with chronic conditions find it difficult to integrate everything asked of them in their everyday life (between work, family life and/or other obligations).
For example, patients with type 2 diabetes should spend 143 minutes per day taking care of themselves if they were to follow every doctors’ orders.

Most doctors are unaware of the remarkable efforts patients must make in order to care for themselves.


To improve patient care, new effective and less burdensome treatments must be developed!

The first step to achieve a medicine that takes into treatment burden is to develop scientific and reliable tools to identify overburdened patients.
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Create the tools that will improve your care
This study should take about 30 minutes.


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