Measuring pain

Issues of interpretation

M. Avendano, A.H.O. van Soest

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Abstract

Alan Krueger and Arthur Stone report that pain prevalence is associated with socioeconomic status, but is inconsistently related to age and sex. Furthermore, pain prevalence in the USA was about 10 points lower than that reported in Finland. These differences might stem from the fact that self-reports of pain are not fully comparable across individuals owing to reporting bias or differential item functioning,3,4 since individuals use different thresholds when reporting pain levels.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-443
JournalThe Lancet: A Journal of British and Foreign Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Public Health and News
Volume372
Issue number9637
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Measuring pain : Issues of interpretation. / Avendano, M.; van Soest, A.H.O.

In: The Lancet: A Journal of British and Foreign Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Public Health and News, Vol. 372, No. 9637, 2008, p. 443-443.

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