Short Tilte:Gender and minority differences in the pain experience of people with spinal cord injury
Journal:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):04, 85, 11, 1774-1781
Study examined gender and minority differences in the prevalence and severity of pain in people with spinal cord injury (SCI) as reported in follow-up surveys. Pain prevalence ranged from 81 percent at 1 year post injury to 82.7 percent at 25 years. Pain prevalence was significantly lower among non-whites, although they tended to report a higher average pain severity score when pain was present. People with SCI who were employed at the time of injury, who had more than a high school education, and who were not tetraplegic reported a higher prevalence of pain. Overall, women with SCI were no more likely to report pain or more severe pain than men.