Investigating Pain in Heart Failure Patients: Rationale and Design of the Pain Assessment, Incidence & Nature in Heart Failure (PAIN-HF) Study

Sarah J. Goodlin, Sue Wingate, Susan Pressler, John R. Teerlink, C. Porter Storey

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Background: Heart failure is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and is increasing in prevalence. Treatments for heart failure permit a growing number of persons to live with the illness for many years. The burden of symptoms in persons with advanced heart failure is high. Fatigue, limited exertion, dyspnea, and depression are commonly associated with heart failure, but pain is common as well. Methods and Results: Although it is known that underlying comorbidities modify the response to and experience of pain, the interaction between pain and the clinical syndrome of heart failure has not been studied to date. The Pain Assessment, Incidence & Nature in Heart Failure (PAIN-HF) study will evaluate pain in patients with advanced heart failure. Specifically, PAIN-HF will examine the anatomical location of pain, prevalence of pain, its association with aspects of patients' heart failure and comorbid conditions, and its relation to interventions and medications to treat pain. Conclusions: This study to identify the nature, incidence, and character of pain is an important step in relieving distress and discomfort in persons with heart failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-282
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Cardiac Failure
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2008
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Pain Measurement
Heart Failure
Pain
Incidence
Treatment Failure
Dyspnea
Fatigue
Comorbidity
Depression
Morbidity
Mortality

Keywords

  • advanced heart failure
  • Heart failure
  • pain
  • symptoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Cite this

Investigating Pain in Heart Failure Patients : Rationale and Design of the Pain Assessment, Incidence & Nature in Heart Failure (PAIN-HF) Study. / Goodlin, Sarah J.; Wingate, Sue; Pressler, Susan; Teerlink, John R.; Storey, C. Porter.

In: Journal of Cardiac Failure, Vol. 14, No. 4, 05.2008, p. 276-282.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{e2ca8e88dc2845409a48e12dcd6e8c7a,
title = "Investigating Pain in Heart Failure Patients: Rationale and Design of the Pain Assessment, Incidence & Nature in Heart Failure (PAIN-HF) Study",
abstract = "Background: Heart failure is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and is increasing in prevalence. Treatments for heart failure permit a growing number of persons to live with the illness for many years. The burden of symptoms in persons with advanced heart failure is high. Fatigue, limited exertion, dyspnea, and depression are commonly associated with heart failure, but pain is common as well. Methods and Results: Although it is known that underlying comorbidities modify the response to and experience of pain, the interaction between pain and the clinical syndrome of heart failure has not been studied to date. The Pain Assessment, Incidence & Nature in Heart Failure (PAIN-HF) study will evaluate pain in patients with advanced heart failure. Specifically, PAIN-HF will examine the anatomical location of pain, prevalence of pain, its association with aspects of patients' heart failure and comorbid conditions, and its relation to interventions and medications to treat pain. Conclusions: This study to identify the nature, incidence, and character of pain is an important step in relieving distress and discomfort in persons with heart failure.",
keywords = "advanced heart failure, Heart failure, pain, symptoms",
author = "Goodlin, {Sarah J.} and Sue Wingate and Susan Pressler and Teerlink, {John R.} and Storey, {C. Porter}",
year = "2008",
month = "5",
doi = "10.1016/j.cardfail.2008.01.008",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "14",
pages = "276--282",
journal = "Journal of Cardiac Failure",
issn = "1071-9164",
publisher = "Churchill Livingstone",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Investigating Pain in Heart Failure Patients

T2 - Rationale and Design of the Pain Assessment, Incidence & Nature in Heart Failure (PAIN-HF) Study

AU - Goodlin, Sarah J.

AU - Wingate, Sue

AU - Pressler, Susan

AU - Teerlink, John R.

AU - Storey, C. Porter

PY - 2008/5

Y1 - 2008/5

N2 - Background: Heart failure is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and is increasing in prevalence. Treatments for heart failure permit a growing number of persons to live with the illness for many years. The burden of symptoms in persons with advanced heart failure is high. Fatigue, limited exertion, dyspnea, and depression are commonly associated with heart failure, but pain is common as well. Methods and Results: Although it is known that underlying comorbidities modify the response to and experience of pain, the interaction between pain and the clinical syndrome of heart failure has not been studied to date. The Pain Assessment, Incidence & Nature in Heart Failure (PAIN-HF) study will evaluate pain in patients with advanced heart failure. Specifically, PAIN-HF will examine the anatomical location of pain, prevalence of pain, its association with aspects of patients' heart failure and comorbid conditions, and its relation to interventions and medications to treat pain. Conclusions: This study to identify the nature, incidence, and character of pain is an important step in relieving distress and discomfort in persons with heart failure.

AB - Background: Heart failure is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and is increasing in prevalence. Treatments for heart failure permit a growing number of persons to live with the illness for many years. The burden of symptoms in persons with advanced heart failure is high. Fatigue, limited exertion, dyspnea, and depression are commonly associated with heart failure, but pain is common as well. Methods and Results: Although it is known that underlying comorbidities modify the response to and experience of pain, the interaction between pain and the clinical syndrome of heart failure has not been studied to date. The Pain Assessment, Incidence & Nature in Heart Failure (PAIN-HF) study will evaluate pain in patients with advanced heart failure. Specifically, PAIN-HF will examine the anatomical location of pain, prevalence of pain, its association with aspects of patients' heart failure and comorbid conditions, and its relation to interventions and medications to treat pain. Conclusions: This study to identify the nature, incidence, and character of pain is an important step in relieving distress and discomfort in persons with heart failure.

KW - advanced heart failure

KW - Heart failure

KW - pain

KW - symptoms

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=43249129691&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=43249129691&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.cardfail.2008.01.008

DO - 10.1016/j.cardfail.2008.01.008

M3 - Article

C2 - 18474339

AN - SCOPUS:43249129691

VL - 14

SP - 276

EP - 282

JO - Journal of Cardiac Failure

JF - Journal of Cardiac Failure

SN - 1071-9164

IS - 4

ER -