To index the frequency of reported chronic pain in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
A case series study was conducted on consecutive patients with TBI.
TBI patients were recruited from an adult tertiary care center brain injury clinic.
A consecutive sample of 132 patients who attended a brain injury rehabilitation center after TBI.
The sample included 53 mild and 79 moderate/severe TBI patients.
Patients were administered a protocol that indexed pain site, frequency, severity, and duration.
Chronic pain was reported by 58% of mild TBI and 52% of moderate/severe TBI patients.
Headaches were the most commonly reported pain problem.
Chronic headaches were reported by 47% of mild TBI patients and 34% of moderate/severe TBI patients.
Neck/shoulder, back, upper limb, and lower limb pain were reported similarly by mild and moderate/severe TBI patients.
Findings indicate that chronic pain is a significant problem in mild and moderate/severe TBI patients.
More effective diagnosis of TBI patients with chronic pain may facilitate rehabilitation of these patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Crânioencéphalique, Homme, Complication, Douleur, Chronique, Epidémiologie, Fréquence, Echelle évaluation, Australie, Océanie, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Crâne pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Craniocerebral, Human, Complication, Pain, Chronic, Epidemiology, Frequency, Evaluation scale, Australia, Oceania, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Skull disease
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Cote : 96-0439188
Code Inist : 002B16B. Création : 10/04/1997.