The aim of this research is to analyze how chronic pain impacts the life of the patients themselves. Method: The sample consists of 51 patients (women N = 27; men N = 24), between 30 and 80 years old, suffering from chronic pain. Results: High levels of anxiety (54.9%) and depression (52.9%) seem to interfere with the physical, mental health, emotional and social functioning of the patients. Education seems to be a protective factor, as subjects with multiple years of schooling manage the painful situation better (P <0.005). Anxious subjects and those who perceive greater pain interference in daily activities have significantly poorer performance in cognitive tasks (P <0.001).

PSYCHOLOGICAL, COGNITIVE ISSUES AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC PAIN

De Caro Maria
;
Puntillo Filomena
;
Laera Domenico
2016

Abstract

The aim of this research is to analyze how chronic pain impacts the life of the patients themselves. Method: The sample consists of 51 patients (women N = 27; men N = 24), between 30 and 80 years old, suffering from chronic pain. Results: High levels of anxiety (54.9%) and depression (52.9%) seem to interfere with the physical, mental health, emotional and social functioning of the patients. Education seems to be a protective factor, as subjects with multiple years of schooling manage the painful situation better (P <0.005). Anxious subjects and those who perceive greater pain interference in daily activities have significantly poorer performance in cognitive tasks (P <0.001).
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