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Assessment of pain.
Chronic pain assessment and its impact on physical, emotional, and social functions require multidimensional qualitative tools and health-related quality of life instruments, and any assessment of pain must take into account other factors, such as cognitive impairment or dementia, and assessment tools validated in the specific patient groups being studied. Expand
The Norwegian brief pain inventory questionnaire: translation and validation in cancer pain patients.
It is concluded that BPI has satisfactory psychometric properties, but is not completed by a significant proportion of patients, and further research is needed to establish pain assessment tools for patients unable to answer a comprehensive pain questionnaire. Expand
Chronic pain and use of opioids: A population-based pharmacoepidemiological study from the Norwegian Prescription Database and the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study
The study showed that most people having chronic nonmalignant pain are not using opioids, even if the pain is strong or very strong, and the vast majority of patients with persistent opioid use report strong orvery strong pain in spite of opioid treatment. Expand
Clinical pharmacology of methadone for pain
Background: This topical review addresses methadone's pharmacology, its application in malignant and non‐malignant pain conditions, practical issues related to methadone for the treatment of pain andExpand
Morphine glucuronide-to-morphine plasma ratios are unaffected by the UGT2B7 H268Y and UGT1A1*28 polymorphisms in cancer patients on chronic morphine therapy
The UGT2B7 H268Y polymorphism cannot account for the considerable variation in glucuronide-to-morphine ratios in cancer patients, and the contribution of UGT1A1 to the formation of M3G appears to be of minor biological significance, at least in a UGT 2B7 background. Expand
Immediate- or sustained-release morphine for dose finding during start of morphine to cancer patients: a randomized, double-blind trial
A simplified titration using sustained‐release morphine once daily is equally effective as immediate‐released morphine given 4‐hourly, and patients titrated with immediate‐release reported statistically significant more tiredness at the end of titration. Expand
Chronic pain: One year prevalence and associated characteristics (the HUNT pain study)
Abstract Background The reported prevalence of chronic pain ranges from 11% to 64%, and although consistently high, the calculated economic burden estimates also vary widely between studies. There isExpand
Personality profile among symptomatic and recovered patients with neck sprain injury, measured by MCMI-I acutely and 6 months after car accidents.
The results indicated that the three neck sprain subgroups did not differ on the MCMI-I neither at intake nor 6 months later, and the study does not support the view that premorbid personality traits can predict outcome forneck sprain patients. Expand
Increasing use of opioids from 2004 to 2007 – Pharmacoepidemiological data from a complete national prescription database in Norway
Analysis of a national, compulsory and complete database of all dispensed prescription drugs in Norway may reveal important epidemiological data on prescription pattern of opioids. Expand
Validation and comparison of the health-related quality-of-life instruments EORTC QLQ-C30 and SF-36 in assessment of patients with chronic nonmalignant pain.
The EORTC QLQ-C30 is a valid alternative to the SF-36 when a broader assessment of symptoms is desired and has overall acceptable psychometric properties. Expand