Chronic pain in women survivors of intimate partner violence.

  title={Chronic pain in women survivors of intimate partner violence.},
  author={Judith A Wuest and Marilyn Merritt-Gray and Marilyn Ford-Gilboe and Barbara Lent and Colleen Varcoe and Jacquelyn Campbell},
  journal={The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society},
  volume={9 11},
UNLABELLED In this descriptive study of chronic pain in a community sample of 292 women who had separated from their abusive partners on average 20 months previously, more than one-third experienced high disability pain as measured by Von Korff's Chronic Pain Grade. Beyond the usual pain locations associated with abuse, 43.2% reported swollen/painful joints. More interference in daily life was attributed to joint pain than to back, head, stomach, pelvic or bowel pain. Women with high disability… CONTINUE READING


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