Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, Clinical Core, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Longitudinal

Variable Name 

handpain

Categories

Neck, Low Back and Joint Pain

Hand pain
Hand pain based on self-report

Hand pain is self-reported based on 2 questions. Participants are first asked if they experienced pain or aching in any of their joints on most days for at least one month during the prior year. Those who answer affirmatively are then asked about location of the pain or aching.

Participants are asked the following questions:

  1. Since the last interview on [last interview date], have you had any pain or aching in any of your joints on most days for at least one month?
  2. Have you had pain or aching in either of your hands, wrists or fingers on most days for at least one month?
Value Response
1 Yes - Pain in hands for most days for at least one month
2 No - No pain or pain that is not in hands

Notes: At baseline interview, question #1 reads: In the past year, have you had any pain or aching in any of your joints on most days for at least one month?

The provided reference describes the baseline version of this variable.


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