Dealing with pain and Pain drawing

LASA188 (wave E)

Contact: Natasja van Schoor

Background
The pain drawing was assessed twice in the first cohort of the LASA study. One time in the medical interview of the E-cycle, and one time in a postal questionnaire in 2001/2002.

Measurement instruments in LASA
The pain drawing is based on the study of Bergenudd and Johnell (1). First, a question about pain in the previous 3 months (no/yes) was asked. In case the response was “yes”, the respondent was asked to give information about the location and type of pain in two pain drawings of the front and backside of the body.

The data are entered twice, but inconsistencies are not yet checked. At this time point there are no researchers working with the pain drawing.

Questionnaires (pain drawing)
LASAE188 (
question K19 in medical interview, in Dutch)

Variable information (pain drawing)
LASAE188
(variable (e)mpain19, pdf)

Availability of information per wave 1

 

B

C

D

E

 
2B*

F

G

H

 

3B*

MB*

I*
Dealing with pain
(mpain1-18)
      Me              

Pain drawing
(mpain19)

 

 

 

Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 More information about the LASA data collection waves is available here.

 * 2B=baseline second cohort;
    3B=baseline third cohort;
    MB=migrants: baseline first cohort

Me=data was collected in medical interview

Previous use in LASA
None

Reference

  1. Bergenudd H, Johnell O. Somatic versus nonsomatic shoulder and back pain experience in middle age in relation to body build, physical fitness, bone mineral content, gamma-glutamyltransferase, occupational workload, and psychosocial factors. Spine 1991; 16(9):1051-5.


Appendix
Pain drawing (pdf)

Dealing with pain: Documentation in  preparation