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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150837
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Abuse in Adult Chronic Headache Patients
Abstract:
Abuse in Adult Chronic Headache Patients
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Basolo-Kunzer, Mary, DNSc, RN, CS
P.I. Institution Name:Indiana University School of Nursing South Bend
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Seymour Diamond, MD; Fred Frietag, MD
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether adult chronic headache patients experienced abuse prior to coming to a specialty headache clinic. If they experienced abuse, did this abuse affect their treatment outcomes? One hundred and twenty-one adult chronic headache patients were assessed for headache pain on their initial appointment, and again at post-treatment and at 3 months follow-up using the McGill Pain Questionnaire. Thirty-eight percent (N=46) of the sample of adult chronic headache patients were abused. There were 44 female patients and 2 male patients who had been abused. No patients were currently being abused. Of the 46 patients that had been abused: 34 reported verbal abuse, 26 physical abuse and 17 sexual abuse. The abused patients were more likely to be in their second or third marriage when compared with the non-abused patients (Pearson Chi-Square test = 16.198, (df = 3, p = .001) The abused patients scored significantly higher on their pretreatment affective scale of the McGill Pain Questionnaire than the non-abused patients (abused = 7.0, SD = 3.43 versus non-abused = 4.91, SD = 3.07, F = 10.98, (df = 1, p = .001). The abused patients' Pain Rating Indexes at pretreatment were higher than the non-abused patients, however; the difference only approached significance (abused = 35.82 SD = 15.38 verses non-abused = 32.51, SD = 14.59, F = 3.36, (df = 1, p = .069). Both groups experienced pain reduction at post- treatment and at 3 months follow-up. There were no differences in pain levels at post- treatment and at 3 months follow-up between the two groups. Nurses need to know that some adult chronic headache patients who present for pain management of headaches have been abused, however; past abuse didn't affect treatment outcomes in this study.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAbuse in Adult Chronic Headache Patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150837-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Abuse in Adult Chronic Headache Patients</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Basolo-Kunzer, Mary, DNSc, RN, CS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Indiana University School of Nursing South Bend</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mbasolo@iusb.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Seymour Diamond, MD; Fred Frietag, MD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to investigate whether adult chronic headache patients experienced abuse prior to coming to a specialty headache clinic. If they experienced abuse, did this abuse affect their treatment outcomes? One hundred and twenty-one adult chronic headache patients were assessed for headache pain on their initial appointment, and again at post-treatment and at 3 months follow-up using the McGill Pain Questionnaire. Thirty-eight percent (N=46) of the sample of adult chronic headache patients were abused. There were 44 female patients and 2 male patients who had been abused. No patients were currently being abused. Of the 46 patients that had been abused: 34 reported verbal abuse, 26 physical abuse and 17 sexual abuse. The abused patients were more likely to be in their second or third marriage when compared with the non-abused patients (Pearson Chi-Square test = 16.198, (df = 3, p = .001) The abused patients scored significantly higher on their pretreatment affective scale of the McGill Pain Questionnaire than the non-abused patients (abused = 7.0, SD = 3.43 versus non-abused = 4.91, SD = 3.07, F = 10.98, (df = 1, p = .001). The abused patients' Pain Rating Indexes at pretreatment were higher than the non-abused patients, however; the difference only approached significance (abused = 35.82 SD = 15.38 verses non-abused = 32.51, SD = 14.59, F = 3.36, (df = 1, p = .069). Both groups experienced pain reduction at post- treatment and at 3 months follow-up. There were no differences in pain levels at post- treatment and at 3 months follow-up between the two groups. Nurses need to know that some adult chronic headache patients who present for pain management of headaches have been abused, however; past abuse didn't affect treatment outcomes in this study.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:44:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:44:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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