Table 2

Pain measures at baseline

Variable

Category

Frequency (n)

%

Mean

SD

Min/Max


Pain expectation

Worse than expected

18

15

The same as expected

28

23

Not as bad as expected

65

59


Satisfied with Pain Level

No

36

29

Yes

80

65

Missing

8

7


Current pain (0–5)

1.51

1.01

0–5


Worst pain (0–5)

3.03

1.26

0–5


Least pain (0–5)

0.76

0.74

0–3


Number of pain sites

2.1

2.2

0–16


Pain Rating Index

Sensory

9.1

7.3

0–34

Affective

1.0

1.7

0–8

Evaluative

1.2

1.5

0–5

Miscellaneous

2.1

2.9

0–15

Total

13.5

11.3

0–58


Number of Words Chosen

5.9

4.1

0–20


Pain Pattern

Continuous

41

33.1%

Intermittent

18

14.5%

Brief

2

1.6%

Continuous/Intermittent

16

12.9%

Continuous/Brief

2

1.6%

Intermittent/Brief

26

21%

Continuous/Intermittent/Brief

11

8.9%

Missing

8

6.4%


Epstein et al. Head & Neck Oncology 2009 1:26   doi:10.1186/1758-3284-1-26

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