Persistent Dentoalveolar Pain: the patient’s experience

Durham, Justin, Exley, Catherine, John, Mike and Nixdorf, Donald (2013) Persistent Dentoalveolar Pain: the patient’s experience. Journal of Orofacial Pain, 27 (1). pp. 6-13. ISSN 1064-6655

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.11607/jop.1022

Abstract

Aims: To build an understanding of the patient’s experience and from this identify recurring themes that could form part of an item pool for further testing of persistent dentoalveolar pain disorder (PDAP).
Methods: Proven cases of PDAP were identified from a clinical database, and a purposive maximum variation sample was drawn. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with the sample by a single trained interviewer. Interviews were digitally recorded and transcribed verbatim. Data collection and analysis occurred until data saturation (n = 20), with no new themes emerging. Analysis of the data was an iterative and inductive process broadly following the principles of the constant comparative method.
Results: Recurrent themes emerging from the data were: difficulty in responding to history taking; duration and magnitude of pain; complex and confounding descriptors; common exacerbating factor; well-localized pain; deep pain; pressurized or pressure feeling. Conclusion: Several common experiences that can be considered items were identified in the data. These items will add to the limited pre-existing item pool in the literature and allow testing of this item pool to determine those items best suited to form an adjunctive self-report diagnostic instrument for PDAP

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: PMID: 23424715
Subjects: A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 12:27
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2017 12:27
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/29663

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