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An investigation of physical pain among Swedish community adults: Sample demographics and pain characteristics

Claréus, Benjamin LU and Renström, Emma (2018) In Lund University Reports 18(1).
Abstract
This report presents the demographics of a community sample of 1184 Swedish adults (mean age = 48.72 years, SD = 12.17; 75.5 % women, 1.3 % other or undisclosed gender identity) who currently experience physical pain of various origins. Data was collected via an internet survey advertised through patient societies, social media, and healthcare clinics during 2017. Although the majority identified as women, results show that the sample demographics with regards to the area of residence, living conditions, educational level, and occupational status corresponded well with the Swedish general population. Most respondents reported that their pain had been clinically diagnosed, and diseases of the musculoskeletal system (M00 − M99) and the... (More)
This report presents the demographics of a community sample of 1184 Swedish adults (mean age = 48.72 years, SD = 12.17; 75.5 % women, 1.3 % other or undisclosed gender identity) who currently experience physical pain of various origins. Data was collected via an internet survey advertised through patient societies, social media, and healthcare clinics during 2017. Although the majority identified as women, results show that the sample demographics with regards to the area of residence, living conditions, educational level, and occupational status corresponded well with the Swedish general population. Most respondents reported that their pain had been clinically diagnosed, and diseases of the musculoskeletal system (M00 − M99) and the nervous system (G00 − G99) were the most common. The described sample is suitable for use in future studies examining correlates of physical pain, for example by describing or comparing more homogenous sample subsets. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Denna rapport beskriver ett urval av 1184 vuxna svenskar (medelvärdesålder = 48.72 år, standardavvikelse = 12.17; 75.5 % kvinnor, 1.3 % annan eller ej angiven könsidentitet) som upplever olika typer av fysisk smärta. Data samlades in via en internetenkät, som under 2017 utannonserades via olika patientföreningar, sociala medier och vårdcentraler. I bortsett från att de flesta av deltagarna identifierade sig som kvinnor, så var fördelningen i förhållande till boendeort, boendesituation, utbildning och sysselsättning jämförbar med Sveriges population i allmänhet. Majoriteten angav att deras smärta hade blivit kliniskt diagnosticerad, och muskuloskeletala (M00 − M99) samt nervologiska sjukdomar (G00 − G99) var de mest förekommande. Framtida... (More)
Denna rapport beskriver ett urval av 1184 vuxna svenskar (medelvärdesålder = 48.72 år, standardavvikelse = 12.17; 75.5 % kvinnor, 1.3 % annan eller ej angiven könsidentitet) som upplever olika typer av fysisk smärta. Data samlades in via en internetenkät, som under 2017 utannonserades via olika patientföreningar, sociala medier och vårdcentraler. I bortsett från att de flesta av deltagarna identifierade sig som kvinnor, så var fördelningen i förhållande till boendeort, boendesituation, utbildning och sysselsättning jämförbar med Sveriges population i allmänhet. Majoriteten angav att deras smärta hade blivit kliniskt diagnosticerad, och muskuloskeletala (M00 − M99) samt nervologiska sjukdomar (G00 − G99) var de mest förekommande. Framtida studier kan undersöka korrelat till smärta genom att till exempel beskriva eller jämföra olika grupper inom detta urval (Less)
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En undersökning om smärta bland svenska vuxna: Demografi och smärtkaraktäristiska
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Department of Psychology, Lund University
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1404-8035
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