Short Tilte:Classification of chronic pain associated with spinal cord injuries
Journal:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):02, 83, 12, 1708-1714
The purpose of this study is to (1) test the interrater reliability of a classification system for chronic pain in people with spinal cord injuries and (2) determine the frequency and characteristics of various types of pain categorized by this system. Two investigators categorized pain independently based on responses to questionnaires and personal interviews. Strength of agreement was substantial among the 68 pain problems categorized with the questionnaires; however, there were 8 that could not be categorized on the basis of survey questions alone. Of the 15 persons who were interviewed in person, all 43 pain problems were categorized and strength of agreement was substantial. The most common worst pain was SCI pain, followed by mechanical spine pain.