Research divides osteoarthritis pain into 7 categories

12/4/2013 | MedWire News (U.K.)

Researchers in Paris who interviewed osteoarthritis patients found that their pain could be grouped by seven dimensions. The study, which is to be used to develop a questionnaire on osteoarthritis pain, found patients were reluctant to talk about their pain for a variety of reasons, the researchers wrote in PLOS One. Based on the interviews, researches identified these seven dimensions for grouping pain: physical activity; mood and image; variability; triggering factors; sensory description; general physical symptoms; and osteoarthritis-related symptoms.

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