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Table 1 Pain symptoms measured by the pain section of the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) in a sample (n = 350)a of Dutch nursing home patients at baseline and after six months.

From: Pain among nursing home patients in the Netherlands: prevalence, course, clinical correlates, recognition and analgesic treatment – an observational cohort study

  baseline n (%) six months n (%)
Nightly pain 75 (34.7%) 68 (31.5%)
   (38 (50.7%) persistent)b
Unbearable pain 29 (13.4%) 34 (15.7%)
   (17 (58.6%) persistent)
Pain when changing position 88 (40.7%) 83 (38.4%)
   (57 (64.8%) persistent)
Pain when walking 45 (20.8%) 44 (20.4%)
   (23 (51.1%) persistent)
Pain when standing 49 (22.7%) 41 (19.0%)
   (17 (34.7%) persistent)
Constant pain 50 (23.1%) 47 (21.8%)
   (33 (66.0%) persistent)
Pain when stair climbing 7 (3.2%) 3 (1.4%)
   (1 (14.3%) persistent)
Pain when sitting 89 (41.2%) 66 (30.6%)
   (44 (49.4%) persistent)
  1. a Data pain section NHP at baseline and after six months available for 216 patients.
  2. b The number (%) of patients in whom after six months the symptom still is present