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Table 1 Demographic data for the 72 patients studied

From: The effectiveness of Pictorial Representation of Illness and Self Measure (PRISM) for the assessment of the suffering and quality of interpersonal relationships of patients with chronic pain

Variable Number or Mean
Sex (male/female) 18 / 54
Mean age (years) 48.6 (SD = 11.7)
Employment
 Full-time work 5
 Part-time work 5
 Household 18
 Retired 1
 Unable to work due to pain 33
 Unable to work not due to pain 10
Duration of chronic pain (months) 92.1 (min = 7, max = 456)
VAS of pain (mm) 71.3 (SD = 21.4)
Location of chronic pain (multiple replies)
 Head / face 36 (50.0%)
 Neck 44 (61.1%)
 Shoulder 50 (69.4%)
 Arm / hand 38 (52.8%)
 Chest 24 (33.3%)
 Abdomen 24 (33.3%)
 Upper back 44 (61.1%)
 Low back 44 (61.1%)
 Buttocks 23 (31.9%)
 Leg / foot 46 (63.9%)
 Others 13 (18.1%)
CES-D 26.4 (SD = 12.6)
STAI-State 53.2 (SD = 11.6)
STAI-Trait 53.8 (SD = 12.2)
  1. Note. VAS = Visual Analogue Scale, CES-D = Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale, STAI = State Trait Anxiety Inventory