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Table 1 Ratings of pain domain importance by diagnosis and age groupings

From: Developing a standardized approach to the assessment of pain in children and youth presenting to pediatric rheumatology providers: a Delphi survey and consensus conference process followed by feasibility testing

  Arthritis Idiopathic musculoskeletal pain Other rheumatic diseases Average Difference by point of assessment?
Younger Older Younger Older Younger Older
Pain intensity 7.47 ± 2.48 8.25* ± 1.89 7.69 ± 2.19 8.26* ± 1.90 7.32 ± 2.30 7.96* ± 1.85 7.89 ± 1.76 No
Global rating of
treatment satisfaction
6.53 ± 2.70 7.22* ± 2.47 6.41 ± 2.48 6.97* ± 2.39 6.57 ± 2.59 7.12* ± 2.43 6.83 ± 2.35 Follow-up > initial
Symptoms and
adverse events
7.91 ± 2.36 8.09 ± 2.25 7.47 ± 2.50 7.76* ± 2.35 7.89 ± 2.27 8.07 ± 2.15 7.91 ± 2.19 No
Physical functioning 8.89 ± 1.65 8.97 ± 1.40 8.78 ± 1.64 8.86 ± 1.50 8.77 ± 1.60 8.83 ± 1.45 8.86 ± 1.42 No
Emotional functioning 7.52 ± 2.27 8.13* ± 1.76 8.03 ± 2.05 8.44* ± 1.68 7.71 ± 2.04 8.08* ± 1.78 8.01 ± 1.75 No
Role functioning 6.95 ± 2.45 8.00* ± 1.78 7.41 ± 2.34 8.21* ± 1.83 7.26 ± 2.28 8.04* ± 1.77 7.64 ± 1.86 No
Sleep 7.36 ± 2.13 7.54 ± 1.95 7.88 ± 2.01 8.31* ± 1.81 7.42 ± 2.06 7.59 ± 1.91 7.69 ± 1.76 No
Economic Factors 5.46 ± 2.96 5.55 ± 2.90 5.22 ± 2.91 5.33 ± 2.87 5.48 ± 2.97 5.51 ± 2.91 5.42 ± 2.85 No
Average 7.20 ± 1.78 7.67* ± 1.52 7.29 ± 1.63 7.73* ± 1.41 7.20 ± 1.66 7.58* ± 1.49 7.55 ± 1.44  
  1. All values are M ± SD on a 0-10 metric; *, significant difference by age at p < 0.01; , significant difference by age at p < 0.05
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