The prevalence of pain in a disabled population.

  title={The prevalence of pain in a disabled population.},
  author={Millie Astin and Diana Lawton and Michael William Hirst},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={42 11},
An estimated 1.7 million disabled adults (95% CI +/- 74,000), living in private households in Great Britain, reported pain symptoms which severely affected their daily activities. That is, the pain they experienced is so severe, unrelieved and recurring as to limit or prevent their ability to perform ordinary, everyday, activities. They represent 30% of disabled adults suggesting that pain is a substantial cause of disability and a major public health problem. The prevalence of severely… CONTINUE READING

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