A closer look at pain and hepatitis C: Preliminary data from a veteran population.

1: J Rehabil Res Dev. 2007;44(2):231-44.

Silberbogen AK, Janke EA, Hebenstreit C.

VA Boston Healthcare System, Psychology Service (116B), 150 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130. amy.silberbogen@va.gov.

An association between the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and various pain diagnoses, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, and peripheral neuropathy, has been reported. In this article, we review the literature on the relationship between HCV and pain, highlighting current knowledge as well as methodological issues that exist in many studies. We also present preliminary findings from a survey conducted at two Department of Veterans Affairs facilities to assess the scope and impact of pain on functioning in veterans with HCV. Our results indicate that pain is very prevalent within this population and that HCV-positive veterans who experience persistent pain have significant depressive symptoms and engage in high-risk behaviors, such as cigarette smoking and alcohol use. Finally, we draw upon our review and preliminary results to propose areas of future rehabilitative research and to address the implications for clinicians working with patients with comorbid HCV and pain.

PMID: 17551875 [PubMed – in process]

A closer look at pain and hepatitis C Preliminary___[J Rehabil Res Dev_ 2007] – PubMed Result

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