Symptom characteristics in women with chronic WAD, grades I-II, and chronic insidious onset neck pain: A cross-sectional study with an 18-month follow-up

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Title:
Symptom characteristics in women with chronic WAD, grades I-II, and chronic insidious onset neck pain: A cross-sectional study with an 18-month follow-up
Authors:
Kristjansson, Eythor; Jonsson, Halldor
Citation:
Journal of Whiplash & Related Disorders 2004, 3(1):3-17
Issue Date:
16-Aug-2004
Abstract:
Introduction. A questionnaire-based, cross-sectional study with an 18-month follow-up telephone interview was designed to determine whether symptom characteristics differ in women presenting with chronic (> 6 months) neck pain related to whiplash associated disorder (WAD), grades I-II (n = 41) and chronic insidious onset neck pain (IONP) (n = 39). Methods. The women were recruited from informed doctors and physical therapists. The duration of symptoms was > 6 months and < 48 months in both groups. The main outcome is given as frequency distribution of duration and nature of neck pain and related disorders. Results. Neck pain, shoulder pain, self-reported activity-related complaints and specific complaints, like numbness in the arms, memory loss and poor concentration, were significantly more prevalent and severe in the WAD-group as compared to the IONP-group (p = 0.01, 0.001 and 0.01, respectively). The telephone interview 18 months later showed that 97.3% of the respondents in the WAD-group and 47.2% of the respondents in the IONP-group were still symptomatic. Conclusion. The results indicate that the women in the chronic WAD-group had more severe symptoms than the Women in the chronic IONP-group. Once in a chronic phase, the symptoms of women with WAD are more persistent and severe. © 2004 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
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dc.contributor.authorKristjansson, Eythor-
dc.contributor.authorJonsson, Halldor-
dc.date.accessioned2007-11-13T11:20:50Z-
dc.date.available2007-11-13T11:20:50Z-
dc.date.issued2004-08-16-
dc.date.submitted2007-11-13-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Whiplash & Related Disorders 2004, 3(1):3-17en
dc.identifier.issn1533-2888-
dc.identifier.doi10.1300/J180v03n01_02-
dc.identifier.otherORT12-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/14542-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractIntroduction. A questionnaire-based, cross-sectional study with an 18-month follow-up telephone interview was designed to determine whether symptom characteristics differ in women presenting with chronic (> 6 months) neck pain related to whiplash associated disorder (WAD), grades I-II (n = 41) and chronic insidious onset neck pain (IONP) (n = 39). Methods. The women were recruited from informed doctors and physical therapists. The duration of symptoms was > 6 months and < 48 months in both groups. The main outcome is given as frequency distribution of duration and nature of neck pain and related disorders. Results. Neck pain, shoulder pain, self-reported activity-related complaints and specific complaints, like numbness in the arms, memory loss and poor concentration, were significantly more prevalent and severe in the WAD-group as compared to the IONP-group (p = 0.01, 0.001 and 0.01, respectively). The telephone interview 18 months later showed that 97.3% of the respondents in the WAD-group and 47.2% of the respondents in the IONP-group were still symptomatic. Conclusion. The results indicate that the women in the chronic WAD-group had more severe symptoms than the Women in the chronic IONP-group. Once in a chronic phase, the symptoms of women with WAD are more persistent and severe. © 2004 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Haworth Medical Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J180v03n01_02en
dc.subject.meshDisabilityen
dc.subject.meshNeck Painen
dc.subject.meshWhiplash Injuriesen
dc.subject.meshWomenen
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen
dc.titleSymptom characteristics in women with chronic WAD, grades I-II, and chronic insidious onset neck pain: A cross-sectional study with an 18-month follow-upen
dc.typeArticleen
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