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Validation of the numerical rating scale for pain intensity and unpleasantness in pediatric acute postoperative pain: sensitivity to change over time
This study evaluates the construct validity (including sensitivity to change) of the numerical rating scale (NRS) for pain intensity (I) and unpleasantness (U) and participant pain scale preferences in children/adolescents ...
Reliability and validity of the Child Pain Anxiety Symptoms Scale (CPASS) in a clinical sample of children and adolescents with acute postsurgical pain
Pain anxiety refers to the cognitive, emotional, physiological, and behavioural reactions to the experience or anticipation of pain. The Child Pain Anxiety Symptoms Scale (CPASS) has recently been developed and validated ...
Factorial Validity of the English-Language Version of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale–Child Version
The Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) was developed in English to assess 3 components of catastrophizing (rumination, magnification, helplessness). It has been adapted for use and validated with Flemish-speaking children ...
The Toronto General Hospital Transitional Pain Service: development and implementation of a multidisciplinary program to prevent chronic postsurgical pain
(Dove Medical Press Limited, 2015-10)
Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP), an often unanticipated result of necessary and even life-saving procedures, develops in 5–10% of patients one-year after major surgery. Substantial advances have been made in identifying ...
Online communities for breast cancer survivors: a review and analysis of their characteristics and levels of use
(Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013-05)
Purpose Online communities have been heralded as one of the most promising health resources on the Internet. The purpose of this study was to identify the characteristics and levels of use of online communities for breast ...
Pregabalin Effective for the Prevention of Chronic Postsurgical Pain: Really? In response.
(Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2013-02)
Survey of the prevalence of immunization non-compliance due to needle fears in children and adults
Needle fears are a documented barrier to immunization in children and adults. There is a paucity of data, however, regarding the prevalence of needle fears and their impact on immunization compliance. In this cross-sectional ...
Relationship Between Pain and Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Palliative Care
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-pain-and-symptom-management/ 0885-3924 Context. Previous research suggests that patients receiving palliative care may simultaneously experience poorly managed pain and ...
What is the role of online support from the perspective of facilitators of face-to-face support groups? A multi-method study of the use of breast cancer online communities
Objective: To explore the role of online communities from the perspective of breast cancer survivors who are facilitators of face-to-face support groups. Methods: Seventy-three attendees (73% response rate) of a Canadian ...
Biomedical and Psychosocial Factors Associated with Disability After Peripheral Nerve Injury
(Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc, 2011-05)
Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the biomedical and psychosocial factors associated with disability at a minimum of six months following upper-extremity nerve injury. Methods: This cross-sectional study ...
Systematic Review of Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Treatment Facilities
(Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2016-03)
This study reviewed the published literature evaluating multidisciplinary chronic pain treatment facilities to provide an overview of their availability, caseload, wait times, and facility characteristics. A systematic ...
Cold intolerance after brachial plexus nerve injury
Background. The purpose of this study was to evaluate cold intolerance symptoms in patients with brachial plexus nerve injury. We hypothesized that higher levels of cold intolerance would be associated with more pain, ...
Pain-related psychological correlates of pediatric acute post-surgical pain
(Dove Medical Press Ltd., 12/11/2012)
Background: Post-surgical pain is prevalent in children, yet is significantly understudied. The goals of this study were to examine gender differences in pain outcomes and pain-related psychological constructs postoperatively ...
Letter to the Editor. Comment on: Kim et al. Pain 2014;155(1):22-27, Comparison of postoperative pain in the first and second knee in staged bilateral total knee arthroplasty:clinical evidence of enhanced pain sensitivity after surgical injury
We read with interest the article by Kim et al.  involving pain and hyperalgesia in patients undergoing staged bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA).
Validity of the Patient Specific Functional Scale in patients following upper extremity nerve injury
Purpose. This study evaluated the validity of the Patient Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) in patients with upper extremity nerve injury. Methods. Following Research Ethics Boards (REB) approval, we included English-speaking ...
Identification of pain-related psychological risk factors for the development and maintenance of pediatric chronic postsurgical pain
(Dove Medical Press Ltd., 04/03/2013)
Background: The goals of this study were to examine the trajectory of pediatric chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) over the first year after surgery and to identify acute postsurgical predictors of CPSP. Methods: Eighty-three ...
Pain has many valuable functions. It often signals injury or disease, generates a wide range of adaptive behaviors, and promotes healing through rest. Despite these beneficial aspects of pain, there are negative features ...
Systematic review of persistent pain and psychological outcomes following traumatic musculoskeletal injury
(Dove Medical Press Ltd., 09/01/2013)
Background: Persistent pain and psychological distress are common after traumatic musculoskeletal injury (TMsI). Individuals sustaining a TMsI are often young, do not recover quickly, and place a large economic burden on ...
Pain-related anxiety influences pain perception differently in men and women: A quantitative sensory test across thermal pain modalities
The sexes differ with respect to perception of experimental pain. Anxiety influences pain perception more in men than in women; however, there lacks research exploring which anxiety constructs influence pain perception ...