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Table 1 Comparison of the patients according to the presence/absence of central sensitization

From: A preliminary study of the child abuse and central sensitization in adolescent patients with chronic non-organic chest pain and an overlooked condition: juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome

Central SensitizationPresent (n = 22)Absent (n = 42)P
Age (years)15.6 ± 1.514.6 ± 1.90.53b
Symptom duration (months)21 (IQR:6–36)12 (IQR:4–12.75)0.03a
VAS7 (IQR: 6.75–8)4 (IQR:4–5)< 0.001a
HADS-anxiety13.1 ± 3.67.4 ± 3.4< 0.001b
HADS-depression9.8 ± 2.85.9 ± 3.0< 0.001b
CTQ66.1 ± 15.951.4 ± 11.9< 0.001b
  1. aMann-WhitneyU test, bindependent samples t-test, VAS Visual Analog Scale, HADS Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, CTQ Childhood Trauma Questionnaire, IQR Interquartile range