Background: Central post-stroke pain is a problem that often arises after acute phase hospitalization. Some type of post-stroke pain that bothers patients is central post-stroke pain. Understanding this type of pain has an important role in providing appro�p�riate and adequate management for patients. This study aimed to describe the ex�perience and perception of general practitioners in community health center regarding the detec�t��ion and management of central post-stroke pain
Subjects and Method: This was qualitative study involving 8 general practitioners at the Community Health Center at North Sulawesi in November 2022. The data were collected by interviewed with a semi-structured questionnaire and recorded with verbal consent and transcribed.
Results: Participants expressed their experiences and perceptions into 5 main themes: type of chronic pain that they frequently experienced and the patterns of treatment, bio�psy�chosocial problems of chronic pain, the relationship between stroke and central pain, ex�perience in dealing with central post-stroke pain cases with obstacle, and expectations in chronic pain management.
Conclusion: Participants expressed their experiences and perceptions into 5 main themes.