Predictors of the Development of Chronic Pain

Carole L. White, Sandra M. LeFort, Rhonda Amsel, Mary Ellen Jeans

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Abstract

The purpose of this secondary analysis was to explore the role of potential risk factors in predicting the development of chronic pain. Linear discriminant function analysis was used to derive a prediction equation that maximized the differences between a group of hospitalized patients experiencing acute pain who developed chronic pain (n = 171) and a group whose pain resolved (n = 200). Patients who developed chronic pain reported a higher pain intensity, higher anxiety and distress, less certainty that their pain would resolve, longer hospitalization, less independence in ambulation, a diagnosis of trauma, and less need for surgery. Recognition of these factors could lead to early identification of those individuals with acute pain who are at risk for developing chronic pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-318
Number of pages10
JournalResearch in Nursing and Health
Volume20
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Chronic pain
  • Outcome predictors
  • Pain resolution
  • Risk factors

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  • Nursing(all)

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White, C. L., LeFort, S. M., Amsel, R., & Jeans, M. E. (1997). Predictors of the Development of Chronic Pain. Research in Nursing and Health, 20(4), 309-318.

Predictors of the Development of Chronic Pain. / White, Carole L.; LeFort, Sandra M.; Amsel, Rhonda; Jeans, Mary Ellen.

In: Research in Nursing and Health, Vol. 20, No. 4, 08.1997, p. 309-318.

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White, CL, LeFort, SM, Amsel, R & Jeans, ME 1997, 'Predictors of the Development of Chronic Pain', Research in Nursing and Health, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 309-318.
White CL, LeFort SM, Amsel R, Jeans ME. Predictors of the Development of Chronic Pain. Research in Nursing and Health. 1997 Aug;20(4):309-318.
White, Carole L. ; LeFort, Sandra M. ; Amsel, Rhonda ; Jeans, Mary Ellen. / Predictors of the Development of Chronic Pain. In: Research in Nursing and Health. 1997 ; Vol. 20, No. 4. pp. 309-318.
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