Short ‐Term Functional, Emotional, and Pain Outcomes of Patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Treated in a Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Pain Management Program

Abstract BackgroundComplex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is difficult to effectively treat with unimodal approaches. ObjectiveTo investigate whether CRPS can be effectively treated in a comprehensive interdisciplinary pain management program. DesignObservational cohort study of 49 patients aged 18–89 who fulfilled ‘Budapest Criteria’ for CRPS and completed an interdisciplinary pain management program. Preprogram to postprogram changes in physical functioning, perceived disability, emotional functioning, acceptance, coping, and pain were assessed. The measures used included: Pain Disability Index, Six minute walk test, 2‐minute sit‐to‐stand, Numerical Rating Scale, Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale, Pain Anxiety Symptoms Scale, Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire, Coping Strategies Questionnaire‐Revised, RIC‐ Multidimensional Patient Global Impression of Change (RIC‐MPGIC), and Medication Quantification Scale. For worker's compensation patients, the rate of successful release to work at the end of the program was calculated. ResultsResults indicated significant improvements in physical functioning and perceived disability (P's
Source: Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: NEUROPATHIC PAIN SECTION Source Type: research

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