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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2000;24(6):1168-1173.
Characteristics of the Patients with Pain in Rehabilitation Medicine Outpatient Practice.
Lee, Yang Gyun , Nam, Ki Seok , Park, Dong Won , Son, Cheol Ho , Park, Sang Il , Choi, Eun
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine.
재활의학과 외래를 방문한 통증환자의 특성 ⁣설문조사 결과를 토대로⁣
이양균, 남기석, 박동원, 손철호, 박상일, 최은
순천향대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

The purposes of this study are to find out the characteristics of patients with pain in outpatient practice of rehabilitation medicine and to provide basic data for outpatient management.

We surveyed a hundred one outpatient practices with questionnaire including the distribution of diagnosis, pain site, disease related with pain, pain treatment method, etc.

1) Distribution of diagnosis was traumatic brain injury (TBI) 10.5%, stroke 14.8%, spinal cord injury (SCI) 10.8%, musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) 55.8% and others 8.1% in training hospital, and TBI 6.7%, stroke 10.6%, SCI 14.0%, MSD 58.7% and others 10.0% in non-training general hospital, and TBI 2.6%, stroke 4.9%, SCI 2.9%, MSD 78.3% and others 11.3% in private clinic. 2) The most common site of pain was low back area. 3) The most common disease related with pain was myofascial pain syndrome. 4) Trigger point injection and physical therapy were performed for pain treatment in most of outpatient practice, whereas local injection and nerve block were less used.

We believe that this study's results will provide helpful basic-data for management of outpatient with pain.

Key Words: Musculoskeletal disorder, Rehabilitation medicine, Outpatient practice, Musculoskeletal disorder, Survey


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