Prevalence of and factors associated with psychiatric morbidity in chronic pain patients.
Summary of "Prevalence of and factors associated with psychiatric morbidity in chronic pain patients."
The reported prevalence of psychiatric morbidity in chronic pain patients (CCPs) was high, although it varied tremendously since structured diagnostic instruments were seldom used for diagnosis in previous studies. Study in this area after the launching of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) was scarce. This study serves to estimate the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity in patients attending a chronic pain clinic by using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID) Axis I disorders and to identify factors highly associated with psychiatric disorders, particularly depression, which is treatable.
Department of Psychiatry, Kwai Chung Hospital, Kwai Chung, New Territories, Hong Kong.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Journal of psychosomatic research
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21624577
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2010.10.006
Psychological factors, such as that exist when we experience pain, can profoundly alter the strength of pain perception.
An epidemiological survey conducted in Japan in fiscal year 2010 revealed a high prevalence of chronic musculoskeletal pain, low patient satisfaction with treatment, a high incidence of protracted tre...
In patients with chronic non-malignant pain (CNMP), co-morbid physical or mental health disorders are common and may have a negative impact on health-related quality of life and treatment outcomes. Th...
Fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain syndromes are among the commonest diseases seen in rheumatology practice. Despite advances in the management of these conditions, they remain significant cause...
The chronic pain (CP) and chronic multi-site pain (CMP) condition is a highly prevalent health problem. Several studies have reported a high (31-64%) prevalence of co-morbid restless legs syndrome (RL...
A large study in Mallorca, Spain showed that nonspecific low back pain is quite prevalent in adolescents 13-15 years of age (Kovacs, 2003). Since below the age of seven years hardly any ch...
The chronic widespread pain (CWP) and fibromyalgia (FM) cause serious discomfort, but at the same time they are not life threatening and they cannot be detected by any laboratory tests. Th...
Pain that persists after the healing of a surgical wound has previously been described as an important, but often unrecognized clinical problem. Persistent postsurgical (chronic postoperat...
The primary purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of back pain in permanent wheelchair users (excludes transitory users) in different regions of Spain. Another study objecti...
The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of low back and pelvic pain in Spanish pregnant women. The results should allow for the identification of factors associated with a...
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Brief therapeutic approach which is ameliorative rather than curative of acute psychiatric emergencies. Used in contexts such as emergency rooms of psychiatric or general hospitals, or in the home or place of crisis occurrence, this treatment approach focuses on interpersonal and intrapsychic factors and environmental modification. (APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 7th ed)
Acute or chronic pain in the lumbar or sacral regions, which may be associated with musculo-ligamentous SPRAINS AND STRAINS; INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; and other conditions.
Telephone surveys are conducted to monitor prevalence of the major behavioral risks among adults associated with premature MORBIDITY and MORTALITY. The data collected is in regard to actual behaviors, rather than on attitudes or knowledge. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) in 1984.
Facilities providing diagnostic, therapeutic, and palliative services for patients with severe chronic pain. These may be free-standing clinics or hospital-based and serve ambulatory or inpatient populations. The approach is usually multidisciplinary. These clinics are often referred to as "acute pain services". (From Br Med Bull 1991 Jul;47(3):762-85)
Acute or chronic pain located in the posterior regions of the THORAX; LUMBOSACRAL REGION; or the adjacent regions.