A longitudinal study of joint pain following SCI: Concurrent trends in participation, depression, and the effects of smoking

Short Title:
A longitudinal study of joint pain following SCI: Concurrent trends in participation, depression, and the effects of smoking
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J51771.
Journal:
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2007, vol. 12, issue 3, pp 45-55
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examined the number of joint pain sites reported over a 15-year period among individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Changes in pain were examined in relation to changes in physical independence, mobility, social integration, depression, and smoking. Results showed that the number of reported pain sites increased with time regardless of level or completeness of injury. While physical independence, mobility, and social integration remained relatively stable despite increasing numbers of pain sites, increases in depressive symptoms emerged. Smokers with SCI reported more pain sites than their non-smoking counterparts.
Author(s):
Richardson, E; Richards J; Sutphin S.
Author Address(es):
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