Research Progress Report #20

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Pain by Primary Impairment Group.  Six people had amputation as their primary impairment. Of this group, 66.6 percent had pain. Of this group, four did not have arthritis. Of these four, 75 percent had pain. 159 people had arthritis as their primary impairment. Of this group, 86.8 percent had pain (this was statistically significant). 29 people had blindness or other visual impairment as their primary impairment. Of this group, 62.1 percent had pain (this was statistically significant). Of this group, 21 did not have arthritis. Of these 21, 61.9 percent had pain. 53 people had cardiovascular disease as their primary impairment. Of this group, 67.9 percent had pain. Of this group, 25 did not have arthritis. Of these 25, 52 percent had pain. Three people had cerebral palsy as their primary impairment. Of this group, none had pain and none had arthritis. 21 people had deafness as their primary impairment. Of this group, 76.2 percent had pain. Of this group, two did not have arthritis and did not have pain. 21 people had other hearing impairment as their primary impairment. Of this group, 85.7 percent had pain. Of this group, six did not have arthritis, but all of these had pain. Six people had multiple sclerosis as their primary impairment. Of this group, 66.6 percent had pain. Of this group, five did not have arthritis. Of these five, 60 percent had pain. Five people had muscular dystrophy as their primary impairment. Of this group, 60 percent had pain. Of this group, five did not have arthritis. Of these five, 60 percent had pain. Four people had post-polio syndrome as their primary impairment. Of this group, 75 percent had pain. Of this group, two did not have arthritis. Of these two, 50 percent had  pain. 39 people had spinal cord injury as their primary impairment. Of this group, 92.3 percent had pain (this was statistically significant). Of this group, 12 did not have arthritis. All of these 12 people had pain. 54 people had other types of primary impairments. Of this group, 57.4 percent had pain (this was statistically significant) . None of this group had arthritis.

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