Simple pain measures reveal psycho-social pathology in patients with Crohn's disease Academic Article uri icon


  • AIM To determine whether pain has psycho-social associations in adult Crohn's disease (CD) patients. METHODS Patients completed demographics, disease status, Patient Harvey- Bradshaw Index (P-HBI), Short Form Health Survey (SF-36), Short Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire (SIBDQ), and five socio-psychological questionnaires: Brief Symptom Inventory, Brief COPE Inventory, Family Assessment Device, Satisfaction with Life Scale, and Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire. Pain sub-scales in P- HBI, SF-36 and SIBDQ measures were recoded into 4 identical scores for univariate and multinomial logistic regression analysis of associations with psycho-social variables. RESULTS The cohort comprised 594 patients, mean age 38.6±14.8 years, women 52.5%, P- HBI 5.76±5.15. P-HBI, SF-36 and SIBDQ broadly agreed in their assessment of pain …

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  • January 1, 2017