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Descriptive Study of Pain, Anxiety and Depression

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Danish Pain Research Center Identifier:
First received: September 18, 2006
Last updated: November 15, 2007
Last verified: November 2007
The purpose of the study is to investigate pain, anxiety and depression in chronic pain patients with and without neuropathic pain compared with healthy volunteers

Condition Intervention
Pain Behavioral: Observation

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Pain, Anxiety and Depression in Chronic Pain Patients With and Without Neuropathic Pain Compared With Healthy Volunteers

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Further study details as provided by Danish Pain Research Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 75
Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: September 2007
Detailed Description:

Primary outcome measures:

  • Symptom checklist 92

Secondary outcome measures:

  • Hamilton Depression and Anxiety Rating Scale
  • Major Depression Inventory
  • GAD-10 Anxiety Scale
  • Health Survey SF-36
  • McGill Pain Questionnaire
  • Sweat test
  • Heart rate variability testing
  • Coping Strategy Questionnare
  • Quantitative sensory testing
  • Pain Catastrophizing Scale
  • Pain rating (VAS)
  • Interview

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Neuropathic pain patient or patient with fibromyalgia
  • Daily pain in more than 6 months
  • Weekly average pain score 4 or more (VAS)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Treatment with antidepressants, anticonvulsants or any other pain medication except paracetamol
  • Serious or unstable medical disease
  • Prior or present diagnosis of mania, bipolar or psychotic disorder, delirium, suicidal, drug and alcohol dependence, severe agitation
  • Patients who cannot cooperate and do not understand Danish
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00378274

Danish Pain Research Center, Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus, Denmark, 8000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Danish Pain Research Center
Principal Investigator: Lise Gormsen, MD Danish Pain Research Center, Aarhus University Hospital
  More Information Identifier: NCT00378274     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KVA2006LG
Study First Received: September 18, 2006
Last Updated: November 15, 2007

Keywords provided by Danish Pain Research Center:
Neuropathic pain
Chronic pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Behavioral Symptoms processed this record on June 23, 2017