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Article: Prevalence and characteristics of chronic pain in the general population of Hong Kong

TitlePrevalence and characteristics of chronic pain in the general population of Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsChronic pain
Hong Kong Chinese
prevalence
Issue Date2011
PublisherChurchill Livingstone. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jpain
Citation
Journal Of Pain, 2011, v. 12 n. 2, p. 236-245 How to Cite?
AbstractWestern studies document the prevalence of chronic pain in the general adult population to be between 2 and 55%. Knowing the prevalence of chronic pain among Chinese populations provides important comparative perspective: To determine the prevalence of chronic pain in the general population of Hong Kong; evaluate the relationship of chronic pain with sociodemographic and lifestyle factors; and describe the pain characteristics among chronic pain sufferers. A total of 5,001 adults aged ≥18 years (response rate 58%) drawn from the general population of Hong Kong completed the Chronic Pain Grade (CPG) questionnaire, providing information on chronic pain and sociodemographic status using telephone interviews. Overall 34.9% reported pain lasting more than 3 months (chronic pain), having an average of 1.5 pain sites; 35.2% experienced multiple pain sites, most commonly of the legs, back, and head with leg and back being rated as the most significant pain areas among those with multiple pain problems. The CPG criteria classified 21.5% of those with chronic pain symptoms as Grade III or above. Fully adjusted stepwise regression analyses identified being female, older age, divorced/separated, having part-time employment, existing long-term health problems, higher HADS Anxiety scores, poor QoL (mental health component), and low self-perceived health to be significantly associated with chronic pain. Perspective: Our data evidenced that chronic pain is common in the general population of Hong Kong, and the prevalence is highest among women and middle-aged adults. © 2011 by the American Pain Society.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/142570
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2015 Impact Factor: 4.463
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.124
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
Hong Kong Government Health Services Research Committee (HSRC)04060591
Funding Information:

Supported by a grant from the Hong Kong Government Health Services Research Committee (HSRC # 04060591).

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dc.contributor.authorWong, WSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Ren_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T02:51:44Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-28T02:51:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Pain, 2011, v. 12 n. 2, p. 236-245en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1526-5900en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/142570-
dc.description.abstractWestern studies document the prevalence of chronic pain in the general adult population to be between 2 and 55%. Knowing the prevalence of chronic pain among Chinese populations provides important comparative perspective: To determine the prevalence of chronic pain in the general population of Hong Kong; evaluate the relationship of chronic pain with sociodemographic and lifestyle factors; and describe the pain characteristics among chronic pain sufferers. A total of 5,001 adults aged ≥18 years (response rate 58%) drawn from the general population of Hong Kong completed the Chronic Pain Grade (CPG) questionnaire, providing information on chronic pain and sociodemographic status using telephone interviews. Overall 34.9% reported pain lasting more than 3 months (chronic pain), having an average of 1.5 pain sites; 35.2% experienced multiple pain sites, most commonly of the legs, back, and head with leg and back being rated as the most significant pain areas among those with multiple pain problems. The CPG criteria classified 21.5% of those with chronic pain symptoms as Grade III or above. Fully adjusted stepwise regression analyses identified being female, older age, divorced/separated, having part-time employment, existing long-term health problems, higher HADS Anxiety scores, poor QoL (mental health component), and low self-perceived health to be significantly associated with chronic pain. Perspective: Our data evidenced that chronic pain is common in the general population of Hong Kong, and the prevalence is highest among women and middle-aged adults. © 2011 by the American Pain Society.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherChurchill Livingstone. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jpainen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Painen_HK
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in The Journal of Pain. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in The Journal of Pain, 2011, v. 12 n. 2, p. 236-245. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2010.07.004-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectChronic painen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kong Chineseen_HK
dc.subjectprevalenceen_HK
dc.subject.meshChronic Pain - epidemiology - psychology-
dc.subject.meshHealth Status-
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiology - ethnology-
dc.subject.meshPain Measurement - methods-
dc.subject.meshPain, Intractable - epidemiology - psychology-
dc.titlePrevalence and characteristics of chronic pain in the general population of Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailFielding, R:fielding@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityFielding, R=rp00339en_HK
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jpain.2010.07.004en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid20875775-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-79551579329en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros184472en_US
dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-79551579329&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume12en_HK
dc.identifier.issue2en_HK
dc.identifier.spage236en_HK
dc.identifier.epage245en_HK
dc.identifier.eissn1528-8447-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000287426900010-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
dc.relation.projectThe prevalence of chronic pain, fatigue, and insomnia in the general population of Hong Kong-
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridWong, WS=7403972073en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridFielding, R=7102200484en_HK

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