Predictors of chronic pain in traumatically injured hospitalized adult patients

Colleen Trevino, Felicity Harl, Terri Deroon-Cassini, Karen Brasel, Kim Litwack

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Abstract

It is unclear what causes chronic pain in traumatically injured hospitalized adults. A total of 101 patients admitted to a level 1 trauma center completed interviews during their inpatient stay and at 4 months, and data on biologic, psychologic, and sociologic variables were collected. Statistical analysis used hierarchical logistical regression,χ, and independent-samples t tests. Prevalence of chronic pain at 4 months was 79.2%. Those with chronic pain at 4 months had more posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression. High initial pain score was the only significant predictor of chronic pain. Initial pain intensity predicts chronic pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-56
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of trauma nursing : the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency
  • Critical Care
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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