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Prevalence and impact of pain in multiple sclerosis: physical and psychologic contributors

Posted Nov 17 2009 10:20pm
Info provided by MSIF News

summary: The authors of this work aimed to look at the functional impact of pain in people with MS. They not only found that the pain was highly prevalent but also that its functional impact was influenced by pain intensity, physical health, and emotional functioning. For this reason the authors propose to also investigate these factors in order to achieve a better understanding and control of pain in MS.

Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.

OBJECTIVE: To characterize the prevalence and impact of pain in veterans with multiple sclerosis (MS) and to assess their association with demographic, biologic, and psychologic variables.

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