Pain

Why stay home? Temporal association of pain, fatigue and depression with being at home

Craig Ravesloot, Ph.D Bryce Ward, Ph.D., Tannis Hargrove, M.A., Jennifer Wong, M.A., Nick Livingston, M.A., Linda Torma, Ph.D., Catherine Ipsen, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p218–225 Published online: November 25, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.10.010 Background Community participation is important to most people with disabilities despite the fact that common secondary conditions like […]

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Perception of secondary conditions in adults with spina bifida and impact on daily life

Robert Wagner, M.D., Ronna Linroth, O.T., Ph.D., Candice Gangl, O.T.D., O.T.R/L., Nancy Mitchell, M.A., O.T.R/L., Michelle Hall, C.P.O., .A.A.O.P.,Rhonda Cady, Ph.D., R.N.,Matthew Christenson, B.S. Disability and Health Journal, October 2015 Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 492–498 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.03.012 Background Spina bifida is a congenital defect of the neural tube resulting in motor and sensory disruption. Persons with spina bifida can also experience […]

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Are physiotherapists reliable proxies for the recognition of pain in individuals with cerebral palsy? A cross sectional study

Inmaculada Riquelme, Ph.D., Ignacio Cifre, Ph.D., Pedro Montoya, Ph.D. DOI: www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(14)00108-3/abstract Background Pain is an important problem for individuals with cerebral palsy (CP). In addition to pain associated to the pathology, individuals with CP are often exposed to physiotherapy procedures which may cause or relieve pain. Objective The major aim of this study was to […]

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Pain intensity is associated with both performance-based disability and self-reported disability in a sample of older adults attending primary health care centers

  Anabela G. Silva, Ph.D., Alexandra Queirós, Ph.D., Margarida Cerqueira, Ph.D., Nelson P. Rocha, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p457–465 Published online: May 10, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.05.001 Background Older adults’ function level can be used as a predictor of future detrimental events, such as disability, reliance on others, risk of institutionalization […]

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Factors associated with poor sleep quality in patients with multiple sclerosis differ by disease duration

Marianna Vitkova, M.D., Zuzana Gdovinova, M.D., C.Sc., Jaroslav Rosenberger, M.D., Ph.D., Jarmila Szilasiova, M.D., Ph.D., Iveta Nagyová, M.gr., Ph.D., Pavol Mikula, M.gr., Martina Krokavcova, M.gr., Ph.D., Johan W. Groothoff, Ph.D.,Jitse P. van Dijk, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p466–471 Published online: June 7, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.05.004 Background Sleep disturbance is a common symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS) […]

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Effects of pain and fatigue on physical functioning and depression in persons with muscular dystrophy

Kevin N. Alschuler, Ph.D., Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D., Mark C. Goetz, Ph.D., Amanda E. Smith, B.S., Aimee M. Verrall, M.P.H., Ivan R. Molton, Ph.D. Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA Published Online: August 06, 2012 Disability and Health Journal, October 2012 Volume 5, Issue 4, Pages 277–283 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2012.07.002   […]

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The role of pain, functioning, and mental health in suicidality among Veterans Affairs primary care patients

Magruder KM, Yeager D, Brawman-Mintzer O. Am J Public Health. 2012 Mar;102 Suppl 1:S118-24. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300451. Epub 2012 Jan 25. Mental Health Service Line, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC 29401, USA. OBJECTIVES:  We examined suicidality, pain, functioning, and psychiatric disorders among veterans in primary care by using both self-report and clinical measures […]

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Smoking Cessation Related to Improved Patient-Reported Pain Scores Following Spinal Care

Behrend C, Prasarn M, Coyne E, Horodyski M, Wright J, Rechtine GR.  Department of Orthopaedics,University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 665, Rochester, NY 14625, USA. behrend@ucla.edu.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Dec 5;94(23):2161-6. BACKGROUND:  Smoking is associated with low back pain, intervertebral disc disease, inferior patient outcomes following surgical interventions, and […]

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An eight-week yoga intervention is associated with improvements in pain, psychological functioning and mindfulness, and changes in cortisol levels in women with fibromyalgia

Curtis K, Osadchuk A, Katz J.   J Pain Res. 2011;4:189-201. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S22761. Epub 2011 Jul 26. SOURCE:  Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada. OBJECTIVES:  Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, depression, and hypocortisolism. To date, published studies have not investigated the effects of yoga […]

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Yoga for Functional Ability, Pain and Psychosocial Outcomes in Musculoskeletal Conditions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Ward L, Stebbings S, Cherkin D, Baxter GD.  Musculoskeletal Care. 2013 Jan 9. doi: 10.1002/msc.1042. [Epub ahead of print] SOURCE:  Centre for Physiotherapy Research, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. OBJECTIVES:  Musculoskeletal conditions (MSCs) are the leading cause of disability and chronic pain in the developed world, impacting both functional ability and […]

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