Research Progress Report
University of Montana Rural Institute
Pain has an enormous impact on the lives of many people with disabilities. Recent research suggests that nearly 80% of people whose primary disability is not a pain disorder are still limited by pain as a secondary condition. As many as half of those people report that their pain is ongoing, intractable and limiting (Ehde, Jensen, Engel, Turner, Hoffman & Cardenas, 2003). Our research suggests strong associations between an individual’s pain and his or her quality of life, depression and the number of hours worked.
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National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
This research is supported by grant #H133B030501 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education.
Ravesloot, Craig Ph.D. and Rural Institute, University of Montana, "The Prevalence and Treatment of Pain Among Rural Medicaid Beneficiaries with Disabilities" (2004). Health and Wellness. 36.