Short Tilte:Predictors of pain 1 year post-spinal cord injury
Journal:Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):00, 24, 1, 47-53
Study examined the validity of using a broad range of demographic and medical characteristics to predict subsequent development of pain 1 year after spinal cord injury (SCI). Data were drawn from a single item on the Short Form-12 of the Medical Outcomes Survey that assessed the extent to which pain interfered with daily activities. Results indicated that increasing age, less education, Medicaid coverage, an incomplete lesion, or being married or unemployed were all related to an increased likelihood of self-reported pain interference. Age and occupational status appeared to be the best predictors of pain interference 1 year after onset of injury.