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Table 3 Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire by Pain Extent Group

From: Effects of chronic widespread pain on the health status and quality of life of women after breast cancer surgery

Variable Regional Pain (n = 11) Widespread Pain (n = 12)
Throbbing 27 17
Shooting 46 50
Stabbing 64 42
Sharp 54 58
Cramping 18 33
Gnawing 0 58*
Hot-Burning 9 50
Aching 73 83
Heavy 45 50
Tender 55 67
Splitting 18 33
Tiring-Exhausting 9 67*
Sickening 0 42
Fearful 9 17
Punishing-Cruel 18 33
Total Score 4.4 (2.7) 7.0 (3.7)
  1. Numbers are percent of group that endorsed the item
  2. *<0.01; **<0.001