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Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2004 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 115-119
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2004.115.119
 
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Relationship Between Pain and Disability in Osteoarthritis Patients: Is Pain a Predictor for Disability?

Mohammad-Reza Shakibi, Ghodratollah Rajabizadeh and Jamileh Atapour

Abstract:
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common cause of joint pain and disability. This study was designed to determine disability in patients with OA in Kerman, in relation to joint pain and explore the relationships between pain, disability and selected characteristic features. Two hundred OA patients selected frequently from Kerman Rheumatologic clinic and evaluated disability and pain by Health Assessment Questionnaire and depression by Beck depression inventory. Analysis of data showed, there was statistically significant correlation between pain and disability(r=0.34, p<0.01). But multiple regression analysis determined that pain isn`t predictor for disability and female sex, more depression scale, more patients` self-reported disability, many joint involvement, higher BMI, elderly age and urban living are predictors for disability on OA. Subjects with chronic pain associate by disability and many studies reported it but many demographics, physical and psychosocial factors affect its.
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Mohammad-Reza Shakibi, Ghodratollah Rajabizadeh and Jamileh Atapour , 2004. Relationship Between Pain and Disability in Osteoarthritis Patients: Is Pain a Predictor for Disability?. Journal of Medical Sciences, 4: 115-119.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2004.115.119

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jms.2004.115.119

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