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Health related quality of life and quantitative pain measurement in females with chronic non-malignant pain.

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The aim of the present study was to assess, compare, and correlate the pain response to an experimental pain stimulus (hyperalgesia to pressure pain threshold (PPT) measured from different body sites), the pain intensity (VAS) of the habitual pain, and quality of life parameters (SF-36) in groups of females with chronic non-malignant pain syndromes. Forty female pain patients with fibromyalgia/whiplash (n = 10), endometriosis (n = 10), low back pain (n = 10), or rheumatoid arthritis (n = 10), as well as 41 age-matched healthy female controls participated in the study. The fibromyalgia/whiplash patients scored significantly higher (p < 0.04) VAS ratings (median rating = 7.0) than the endometriosis (6.0), low back pain (6.0), and rheumatoid arthritis (3.5) patients. All fours patient groups had significantly lower PPTs at all sites as compared with controls. The fibromyalgia/whiplash patients experienced the highest influence of pain on their overall health status, particularly vitality, social function, emotional problems, and mental health. A significant negative correlation was found between VAS rating and quality of life (p < 0.04). Significant correlation (p < 0.05) was found between pressure hyperalgesia measured at lowest PPT sites and the impairment of SF-36 physical function as well as mental health parameters. This study demonstrates significant generalised pressure hyperalgesia in four groups of chronic pain patients, correlations between degree of pressure hyperalgesia and impairment of some quality of life parameters, and increased pain intensity of the ongoing pain is associated with decreased quality of life.

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    Clinical Nursing Research Unit, Aalborg Hospital Stengade 10, Denmark.

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    MeSH

    Adult
    Arthritis
    Case-Control Studies
    Chronic Disease
    Cross-Sectional Studies
    Endometriosis
    Female
    Fibromyalgia
    Health Status
    Humans
    Low Back Pain
    Middle Aged
    Pain Measurement
    Pain Threshold
    Quality of Life
    Whiplash Injuries

    Pub Type(s)

    Comparative Study
    Journal Article
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    15862476

    Citation

    Laursen, Birgitte S., et al. "Health Related Quality of Life and Quantitative Pain Measurement in Females With Chronic Non-malignant Pain." European Journal of Pain (London, England), vol. 9, no. 3, 2005, pp. 267-75.
    Laursen BS, Bajaj P, Olesen AS, et al. Health related quality of life and quantitative pain measurement in females with chronic non-malignant pain. Eur J Pain. 2005;9(3):267-75.
    Laursen, B. S., Bajaj, P., Olesen, A. S., Delmar, C., & Arendt-Nielsen, L. (2005). Health related quality of life and quantitative pain measurement in females with chronic non-malignant pain. European Journal of Pain (London, England), 9(3), pp. 267-75.
    Laursen BS, et al. Health Related Quality of Life and Quantitative Pain Measurement in Females With Chronic Non-malignant Pain. Eur J Pain. 2005;9(3):267-75. PubMed PMID: 15862476.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Health related quality of life and quantitative pain measurement in females with chronic non-malignant pain. AU - Laursen,Birgitte S, AU - Bajaj,Priti, AU - Olesen,Anders S, AU - Delmar,Charlotte, AU - Arendt-Nielsen,Lars, PY - 2004/01/09/received PY - 2004/07/13/accepted PY - 2005/5/3/pubmed PY - 2005/8/3/medline PY - 2005/5/3/entrez SP - 267 EP - 75 JF - European journal of pain (London, England) JO - Eur J Pain VL - 9 IS - 3 N2 - The aim of the present study was to assess, compare, and correlate the pain response to an experimental pain stimulus (hyperalgesia to pressure pain threshold (PPT) measured from different body sites), the pain intensity (VAS) of the habitual pain, and quality of life parameters (SF-36) in groups of females with chronic non-malignant pain syndromes. Forty female pain patients with fibromyalgia/whiplash (n = 10), endometriosis (n = 10), low back pain (n = 10), or rheumatoid arthritis (n = 10), as well as 41 age-matched healthy female controls participated in the study. The fibromyalgia/whiplash patients scored significantly higher (p < 0.04) VAS ratings (median rating = 7.0) than the endometriosis (6.0), low back pain (6.0), and rheumatoid arthritis (3.5) patients. All fours patient groups had significantly lower PPTs at all sites as compared with controls. The fibromyalgia/whiplash patients experienced the highest influence of pain on their overall health status, particularly vitality, social function, emotional problems, and mental health. A significant negative correlation was found between VAS rating and quality of life (p < 0.04). Significant correlation (p < 0.05) was found between pressure hyperalgesia measured at lowest PPT sites and the impairment of SF-36 physical function as well as mental health parameters. This study demonstrates significant generalised pressure hyperalgesia in four groups of chronic pain patients, correlations between degree of pressure hyperalgesia and impairment of some quality of life parameters, and increased pain intensity of the ongoing pain is associated with decreased quality of life. SN - 1090-3801 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15862476/Health_related_quality_of_life_and_quantitative_pain_measurement_in_females_with_chronic_non_malignant_pain_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1090-3801(04)00095-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -