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Severity of Musculoskeletal Pain and Its Effect on Psychosocial Factors in Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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Severity of Musculoskeletal Pain and Its Effect on Psychosocial Factors in Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Kwon, Chun-suk; Kim, Suhn-yeop;
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PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between psychosocial factors and the severity of musculoskeletal pain in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). METHODS: A total of 60 subjects were recruited from among the veterans with musculoskeletal pain at D Veterans Hospital. PTSD was evaluated by using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition; severity of pain was measured by using the short-form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ); depression and anxiety were measured by using the Symptom Checklist-90-Revision; and the quality of sleep was measured by using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. All data were analyzed using SPSS 18.0 software for Windows. RESULTS: The averages cores of pain intensity (), SF-MPQ-sensory (), SF-MPQ-affective (), depression (), anxiety (), and quality of sleep () were obtained in veterans with PTSD. SF-MPQ-sensory measures sleep quality (r
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