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Table 2 Pain characteristics at baseline and time of healing

From: Leg ulcer nursing care in the community: a prospective cohort study of the symptom of pain

Characteristics2   Baseline (All) Healing (All) Healing (Pain group)
   (n=408) (n=349) (n=111)
McGill Pain Indices Sensory 15.2 [6.1/27.3] 0.0 [0.0/3.0] 3.0 [3.0/9.1]
Affective 0.0 [0.0/8.3] 0.0 [0.0/0.0] 0.0 [0.0/0.0]
Total 11.1 [4.4/22.2] 0.0 [0.0/2.2] 2.2 [2.2/6.7]
PPI-VAS   2.0 [0.70/4.2] 0.0 [0.0/0.3] 0.50 [0.30/1.3]
PPI-VAS ≤3 250 (63.1) 330 (96.5) 99 (89.2)
>3 146 (36.9) 12 (3.5) 12 (10.8)
Pain interference with normal work Not at all 87 (21.4) 151 (43.4) 25 (22.5)
A little bit 105 (25.9) 127 (36.5) 53 (47.7)
Moderately 123 (30.3) 36 (10.3) 14 (12.6)
Quite a bit 79 (19.5) 30 (8.6) 15 (13.5)
  Extremely 12 (3.0) 4 (1.1) 4 (3.6)
  1. 2Values in parentheses are percentages unless indicated otherwise; frequency values may not always total 100% due to missing data; †values are median [percentiles]. PPI=Present Pain Intensity; VAS=Visual Analogue Scale.
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