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Quality of Pain in Herpes Zoster Patients

Zoran Lončar ; University of Zagreb, »Sestre milosrdnice« University Hospital Centre, Clinic for Traumatology, Zagreb, Croatia
Ana Havelka Meštrović ; University of Zagreb, Dubrava University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Zagreb, Croatia
Morana Bilić ; University of Applied Health Studies, Department of Health Psychology, Zagreb, Croatia
Iva Taksić ; University of Applied Health Studies, Department of Health Psychology, Zagreb, Croatia
Vlatko Mićković ; Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (135 KB) str. 527-530 preuzimanja: 216* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Lončar, Z., Havelka Meštrović, A., Bilić, M., Taksić, I. i Mićković, V. (2013). Quality of Pain in Herpes Zoster Patients. Collegium antropologicum, 37 (2), 527-530. Preuzeto s
MLA 8th Edition
Lončar, Zoran, et al. "Quality of Pain in Herpes Zoster Patients." Collegium antropologicum, vol. 37, br. 2, 2013, str. 527-530. Citirano 20.10.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Lončar, Zoran, Ana Havelka Meštrović, Morana Bilić, Iva Taksić i Vlatko Mićković. "Quality of Pain in Herpes Zoster Patients." Collegium antropologicum 37, br. 2 (2013): 527-530.
Lončar, Z., et al. (2013). 'Quality of Pain in Herpes Zoster Patients', Collegium antropologicum, 37(2), str. 527-530. Preuzeto s: (Datum pristupa: 20.10.2020.)
Lončar Z, Havelka Meštrović A, Bilić M, Taksić I, Mićković V. Quality of Pain in Herpes Zoster Patients. Collegium antropologicum [Internet]. 2013 [pristupljeno 20.10.2020.];37(2):527-530. Dostupno na:
Z. Lončar, A. Havelka Meštrović, M. Bilić, I. Taksić i V. Mićković, "Quality of Pain in Herpes Zoster Patients", Collegium antropologicum, vol.37, br. 2, str. 527-530, 2013. [Online]. Dostupno na: [Citirano: 20.10.2020.]

Pain typically accompanies acute herpes zoster and persists well beyond rash healing. Different types of pain are reported by patients with herpes zoster. Current studies show that these types of pain vary with respect to their presence, location, duration, intensity and quality, hence pain needs to be analyzed more thoroughly. The aim of the study was to assess different components of pain in patients with herpes zoster. The study subjects were 46 patients diagnosed with herpes zoster and selected out of 493 patients treated at the Pain Therapy Clinic, the outpatient facility of Zagreb Clinic for Traumatology, in 2010. Measures used to assess pain and daily activities were the following: SF McGill Pain Questionnaire, Visual Analogue Scale, Self-Assessment of Life Satisfaction, Health Satisfaction and Enjoyment in Life. Analgesic treatment together with demographic and clinical characteristics of patients were also taken into account. The results have shown that the patients report about spontaneous pain mostly in terms of the following qualities of high level pain intensity: throbbing, aching, hot-burning and sharp. The results also demonstrate that herpes zoster pain significantly
affects the patients’ everyday living quality and their emotional health. Comprehensive assessment of pain is necessary for clinical research about the epidemiology, natural history, pathophysiologic mechanisms, treatment, and prevention of pain in herpes zoster.

Ključne riječi
herpes zoster; pain intensity; quality of pain; psychosocial aspects

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