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Article: [Ischemic muscular pain. II. Its evaluation by the McGill Pain Questionnaire in the repeated performance of an experimental test].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Muscular ischaemic pain experienced by 11 healthy subjects during the performance of an experimental test repeated on three succesive occasions was evaluated by the scoring and analysis of the McGill Pain Questionnaire, completed by the individual after each test. A statistically significant reduction in three scores: Number of Words Chosen, Pain Rating Index Total and Pain Rating Index Sensory was observed between the first and third tests. Indices related to the Affective and Evaluative aspects of pain did not exhibit significant variations. Possible interpretations for these findings, especially those related to the nature of the experimental test and the previously reported increase in Pain Tolerance from the first to the third test in this group are discussed. These results stress the need of using adequate control groups when analgesic measures are evaluated by experimental methods.Revista de medicina de la Universidad de Navarra 10/1984; 28(3):36-40.
Article: [Muscular ischemic pain. Effect of "training" after repeated performance of an experimental test].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Ischaemic muscle pain is a commonly used experimental stimulus in the evaluation of therapeutic analgesic measures. However, some doubts have recently been cast on the reliability of the results obtained with these methods. In this study, the reproducibility of Pain Threshold and Pain Tolerance time was investigated in 11 subjects who performed a tourniquet test on three occasions. Pain experienced between these two parameters was estimated using a Visual Analogue Scale. A statistically significant increase (p = 0.007) in Pain Tolerance was observed between the first and third tests. A non-linear relationship between perceived intensity of pain and time of painful muscular activity was similarly verified. These results were interpreted as a training effect. Caution on the experimental design of studies sequentially using ischaemic muscle pain methods is therefore recommended.Revista de medicina de la Universidad de Navarra 10/1983; 27(3):41-5.