Table 2

Scores at the original BPI and at the revised BPI

Original BPI mean value (SD)

Revised BPI mean value (SD)

p-value (2-tailed paired samples test)


Severity items

3. Pain at its worst

2,9 (3,0)

3,0 (3,3)

0,768

4. Pain at its least

0,3 (0,7)

0,7 (1,4)

0,058

5. Pain on the average

1,9 (1,9)

1,9 (2,2)

0,884

6. Pain right now

1,1 (1,7)

1,4 (2,3)

0,418

Summed pain intensity score

6,2

7,0

0,466

Interference items

9. General activity

3,4 (3,8)

4,5 (3,7)

0,055

10. Mood

1,4 (2,5)

2,5 (3,1)

0,022

11. Walking ability

2,6 (3,6)

3,4 (3,8)

0,077

12. Normal work

3,6 (3,9)

4,6 (4,0)

0,140

13. Relations with other people

1,2 (2,5)

1,6 (2,4)

0,427

14. Sleep

1,7 (2,7)

2,0 (2,9)

0,425

15. Enjoyment of life

1,9 (2,9)

2,1 (2,6)

0,556

Summed interference score

16,6

20,6

0,093


Stenseth et al. BMC Palliative Care 2007 6:2   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-6-2

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