Document Type

Research Progress Report

Publisher

University of Montana Rural Institute

Publication Date

2-2004

Abstract

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.

Rights

© RTC: Rural, 2004.

Granting Agency

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Acknowledgement

This research is supported by grant #H133B030501 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education.

Project Number

H133B030501

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