PREVALENCE OF CHRONIC PAIN AMONG MEDICAL AND DENTAL STUDENTS

  1. DR. SAFIA LIAQAT, ISRA UNIVERSITY HYDERABAD
  2. DR. REHAN NABI, AYUB TEACHING HOSPITAL ABBOTTABAD
  3. DR. ANILA UROOJ, SINDH GOVT. LYARI GENERAL HOSPITAL KARACHI
Corresponding Author: Dr. Anila Urooj, Sindh Govt. Lyari General Hospital Karachi, dr.anilauj@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4017019
Cite this article as: Liaqat S, Nabi R, Urooj A. Prevalence of chronic pain among medical and dental students. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(9). 310-14

ABSTRACT: Pain is defined as unpleasant sensory and emotional experience described in terms of real or potential injuries, always subjective in its experiences, being a major complaint of individuals looking for health services. Chronic pain is pain that lasts a long time. This survey study was conducted among different medical and dental college students of different medical and dental colleges. Different questions regarding chronic pain i.e. pain felt for six months or more at the same site, time since onset, existence or not of triggering factors, use of painkillers and pain location. All the data was kept confidential. A total of 140 medical and dental students participated in the study. There were 89 males and 51 females in the study. The mean age of the students was 22.79±2.76 years. A total of 34 students including 21 females and 13 males were having chronic pain. The mean duration of chronic pain was 7.45±3.67 months. The predominant site for chronic pain was backache.

Keywords: Chronic Pain, Medical Students, Dental Students