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Effect of light and season on pain and depression in subjects with rheumatic disorders

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dc.contributor Wichita State University. School of Nursing en_US
dc.contributor.author Hawley, Donna J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Wolfe, Frederick en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-28T20:29:16Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-28T20:29:16Z
dc.date.issued 1994-11 en_US
dc.identifier 7892020 en_US
dc.identifier 7508686 en_US
dc.identifier 0304-3959(94)90075-2 en_US
dc.identifier AM21393 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Pain. 1994 Nov; 59(2): 227-34. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0304-3959 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0304-3959(94)90075-2 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/4568
dc.description Click on the DOI link below to access the article (may not be free). en_US
dc.description.abstract The clinical and neurochemical association between depression and season noted in seasonal affective disorder (SAD) has suggested that clinical pain might also be linked to season, perhaps through similar neurochemistry or the known association of depression with pain. We investigated the pain-light season/dark season hypothesis in 2523 rheumatic disease outpatients by examining VAS Pain and VAS Global Severity scores, as well as levels of depression and functional disability. No clinically significant difference in pain severity between season (or individual month) was noted for the consecutive outpatients at their first clinic visit, nor in sub-analyses using paired light and dark season visits. A slight trend toward increased pain severity in lighter months by about 3% compared to darker months was identified. No effect of season was seen on depression scores. In a subset of patients with high depression scores, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis patients, respectively, reported 16% and 7% greater pain scores in light compared to dark months, but fibromyalgia patients had stable scores. Season does not appear to play an important role in pain and/or depression in rheumatic disorders. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NIADDK NIH HHS en_US
dc.format.extent 227-34 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Pain en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Pain en_US
dc.source NLM en_US
dc.subject Clinical Trial en_US
dc.subject Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. en_US
dc.subject.mesh Aged en_US
dc.subject.mesh Arthritis, Rheumatoid/complications en_US
dc.subject.mesh Depression/complications en_US
dc.subject.mesh Female en_US
dc.subject.mesh Fibromyalgia/complications en_US
dc.subject.mesh Humans en_US
dc.subject.mesh Light en_US
dc.subject.mesh Male en_US
dc.subject.mesh Middle Aged en_US
dc.subject.mesh Osteoarthritis/complications en_US
dc.subject.mesh Outpatients en_US
dc.subject.mesh Pain/etiology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Pain Measurement en_US
dc.subject.mesh Questionnaires en_US
dc.subject.mesh Rheumatic Diseases/complications en_US
dc.subject.mesh Seasons en_US
dc.subject.mesh Arthritis, Rheumatoid/psychology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Depression/psychology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Fibromyalgia/psychology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Osteoarthritis/psychology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Pain/psychology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Rheumatic Diseases/psychology en_US
dc.title Effect of light and season on pain and depression in subjects with rheumatic disorders en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.coverage.spacial Netherlands en_US
dc.description.version peer reviewed en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright © 1994 Elsevier B.V. en_US

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