EPIPAIN

This study is part of the collection Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Stefan Bergman - FoU Spenshult

Description:

The individuals in this cohort were 1995 selected from 70 704 inhabitants, aged 20 to 74 years, in two healthcare districts (Halmstad and Laholm) with mixed urban and rural population. In each of the 2 municipalities every 18th man or woman were selected from the population register. Of the 3928 subjects that were selected 2425 (62%) individuals answered the basal postal survey and were considered for the study. The baseline questionnaire included questions on the experience and location of chronic pain in the musculoskeletal system, other health problems, lifestyle factors (e.g. smoking, alcohol and physical activity), and socio-demographic background factors. 2278 of the individuals in the cohort were also followed by the health care registers from 1995 to 2004. There were 147 of the subjects that in a written consent declared that they did not want to be a part of a register study. The cohort were later followed up with three additional similar questionnaires, 1998, 2003 and 2007.
For a subgroup of the cohort also medical and physiological examinations were performed.

Responsible department/unit:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Stefan Bergman - FoU Spenshult

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0130

Purpose:

To map the prevalence and causal factors for chronic pain in the general population, and to study pain and health trends over time.

Description:

The individuals in this cohort were 1995 selected from 70 704 inhabitants, aged 20 to 74 years, in two healthcare districts (Halmstad and Laholm) with mixed urban and rural population. In each of the 2 municipalities every 18th man or woman were selected from the population register. Of the 3928 subjects that were selected 2425 (62%) individuals answered the basal postal survey and were considered for the study. The baseline questionnaire included questions on the experience and location of chronic pain in the musculoskeletal system, other health problems, lifestyle factors (e.g. smoking, alcohol and physical activity), and socio-demographic background factors. 2278 of the individuals in the cohort were also followed by the health care registers from 1995 to 2004. There were 147 of the subjects that in a written consent declared that they did not want to be a part of a register study. The cohort were later followed up with three additional similar questionnaires, 1998, 2003 and 2007.
For a subgroup of the cohort also medical and physiological examinations were performed.

Time period(s) investigated:

1995 — 2007

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Men and women between 20-74 years.

Sampling procedure:

Probability

Contact person for questions about the data:

Stefan Bergman

Is part of collection at SND:

Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Publications

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Bergman S, Herrström P, Högström K, Petersson IF, Svensson B, Jacobsson LT. Chronic musculoskeletal pain, prevalence rates, and sociodemographic associations in a Swedish population study. J Rheumatol. 2001 Jun;28(6):1369-77.

Lindgren H, Bergman S. Chronic musculoskeletal pain predicted hospitalisation due to serious medical conditions in a 10 year follow up study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2010 Jun 18;11:127. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-11-127.
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Bergman S, Herrström P, Jacobsson LT, Petersson IF. Chronic widespread pain: a three year followup of pain distribution and risk factors. J Rheumatol. 2002 Apr;29(4):818-25.

Bergman S, Jacobsson LT, Herrström P, Petersson IF. Health status as measured by SF-36 reflects changes and predicts outcome in chronic musculoskeletal pain: a 3-year follow up study in the general population. Pain. 2004 Mar;108(1-2):115-23.

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Survey from 1995

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 1995 — 1995

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 1998 — 1998

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 2003 — 2003

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 2007 — 2007

Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects:

2425

Response rate/participation rate:

62%