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Relationship between pain characteristics and pain adaptation type in persons with SCI

Eva G. Widerström-Noga, DDS, PhD, et al.

Figure. Based on 9 subscales (shown in legend) of the spinal cord injury version of the Multidimensional Pain Inventory (MPI-SCI), participants (N = 182) were divided into 3 adaptational subgroups

This article aims to in-crease the knowledge regarding how pain affects an individual with spinal cord injury (SCI). In particular, it focuses on how specific pain symptoms that an individual experiences may influence how well he or she adapts to persistent pain problems. We hope that this knowledge will be useful for both patients and healthcare professionals involved in the care of individuals with SCI by promoting a therapeutic approach that combines treatments that target the underlying mechanisms of pain and improve the psychological and psychosocial status of those with SCI pain.

Volume 46 Number 1, 2009
   Pages 43 — 56

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