publication . Article . Other literature type . 1999

Breakthrough pain: characteristics and impact in patients with cancer pain

Portenoy, Russell K.; Payne, David; Jacobsen, Paul;
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  • Published: 01 May 1999 Journal: Pain, volume 81, pages 129-134 (issn: 0304-3959, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)
Abstract
Few surveys have been performed to define the characteristics and impact of breakthrough pain in the cancer population. In this cross-sectional survey of inpatients with cancer, patients responded to a structured interview (the Breakthrough Pain Questionnaire) designed to characterize breakthrough pain, and also completed measures of pain and mood (Memorial Pain Assessment Card (MPAC)), pain-related interference in function (Brief Pain Inventory (BPI)), depressed mood (Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)), and anxiety (Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI)). Of 178 eligible patients, 164 (92.2%) met the criteria for controlled background pain. The median age was 50.6 years (...
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free text keywords: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Neurology, Clinical Neurology
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