Low back pain in pregnancy: A comparative study of two pain-rating scales

South African Journal of Physiotherapy

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Title Low back pain in pregnancy: A comparative study of two pain-rating scales
Creator Mitchell, Jeanette Ness, Donnèe Whitelock, Sandra
Subject — pregnancy; low back pain; pain-rating scales
Description A sample of ten pregnant Caucasian women, with an average age of 31,8 ±5,7 years, experiencing low back pain in the third trimester of pregnancy, rated the intensity of their pain on two commonly used pain rating scales: the horizontal visual analogue scale (VAS) and the eight-face pictorial pain scale (PPS). A mean of 3,1 ±2,5 cms was found using the VAS and a mean of 5(E) was obtained on the PPS. A product-moment correlation of the two scales showed a correlation of 0,84 (p = 0,001). This implies that both pain rating scales are able to measure a similar intensity of low back pain in pregnant women.
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Date 1992-08-31
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajp.v48i3.735
Source South African Journal of Physiotherapy; Vol 48, No 3 (1992); 33-35 2410-8219 0379-6175
Language eng
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