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Relationship Between Pain and Disability Among Stroke Patients

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(2023) Relationship Between Pain and Disability Among Stroke Patients. Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. ISSN 22287523 (ISSN)

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Background: Stroke is prevalent in Iran, and its complications can decline patients’ quality of life and psychological state. Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between pain following stroke (PFS) and disability in stroke patients. Methods: The current case-control study was conducted on 184 stroke patients (92 cases and 92 controls). Data collection tools included a demographic questionnaire, the Visual Analog Scale (VAS), and the Disabilities of the Arm Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire. Based on the medical files of all patients with stroke, eligible ones were invited to participate in the study via phone calls. The collected data were then analyzed. Results: The disability rate was higher in the case group of patients with a history of hemorrhagic stroke, smoking, stroke, and diabetes (P < 0.05). The mean ± SD age was 72.45 (11.54). Also, the level of disability in patients increased with age (P = 0.000). The mean ± SD disability score was 78.63 (6.92) in patients with PFS and 54.9 (10.87) in patients without PFS. Also, R = 0.795 and R2= 0.631 indicated the significance of disability severity in patients with PFS. Conclusions: The prevalence of disability was higher in patients with higher PFS levels. Hence, drug interventions or rehabilitation programs can be used to reduce the disability of stroke patients. © 2023, Author(s).

Item Type: Article
Karbasfrushan, A.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Disability Shoulder Pain Stroke aged Article brain hemorrhage case control study cerebrovascular accident controlled study diabetes mellitus Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (score) disease severity female human major clinical study male pain quality of life questionnaire spasticity stroke patient visual analog scale
Journal or Publication Title: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 13
Number: 3
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ISSN: 22287523 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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