Junya Zhu, Roger B. Davis, Sherri O. Stuver, Donna L. Berry, Susan Block, Jane C. Weeks and Saul N. Weingart A longitudinal study of pain variability and its correlates in ambulatory patients with advanced stage cancer Cancer 118
Article first published online: 6 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27673
In this longitudinal study of 949 ambulatory patients with advanced stage cancer, minority patients, newly diagnosed patients, patients with head and neck cancer, and patients with moderate or severe pain at baseline were at higher risk of large fluctuations in pain intensity. High pain variability with worsening pain trajectory was associated with an increased risk of death.
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