The sensory pain of Dante's Inferno - Semantics of chronic pain in patients with narcolepsy.

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Title
The sensory pain of Dante's Inferno - Semantics of chronic pain in patients with narcolepsy.
Journal
Sleep science
Author(s)
Cremaschi R.C., Hirotsu C., Tufik S., Coelho F.M.
ISSN
1984-0659 (Print)
ISSN-L
1984-0063
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Published
Issued date
2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
12
Number
1
Pages
49-52
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
To examine the semantics of chronic pain in narcolepsy and to compare with the poem Inferno, from Dante Alighieri.
A cross-sectional study, in which type 1 (n=33) and type 2 (n=33) patients (hypocretin-1 quantification in cerebrospinal fluid), were studied at Departamento de Psicobiologia - Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Brazil). We assessed pain descriptors in the Present Rating Index (PRI) from McGill Pain Questionnaire.
There was no significant difference in PRI between narcolepsy groups. In both groups, the most frequent words had a sensory dimension: throbbing, jumping, and tugging. Multiple correspondence analysis revealed the predominance of sensory descriptors and the deficiency of affective descriptors in these groups.
A study that interpreted the poem Inferno, from Dante Alighieri, as McGill Pain Questionnaires descriptors suggested a contribution of the sensory dimension in pain of possibly narcolepsy patients, similar as in our results.
Keywords
Chronic Pain, Comorbidity, Literature, Narcolepsy
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Web of science
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