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Table 7 Assessment of PMQ classification according to the sociodemographic variables related to clinical picture. Recife- Pernambuco, Brazil, 2015–2017

From: Cross-cultural adaptation of the Pain Medication Questionnaire for use in Brazil

Variable PMQ classification p-value
Low Medium High
N % N % N %
P20b        pa = 0.412
 Yes 9 27.30 16 48.50 8 24.20  
 No 3 42.90 4 57.10  
P21c        pa = 0.150
 Yes 9 30.00 13 43.30 8 26.70  
 No 3 30.00 7 70.00 0 0.00  
P23d        pa = 0.132
 SBP 3 60.00 1 20.00 1 20.00  
 Leg ulcers 0 0.00 6 85.70 1 14.30  
 Unknown 9 32.10 13 46.40 6 21.40  
P24e        pa = 0.366
 Yes 4 25.00 7 43.80 5 31.30  
 No 8 33.30 13 54.20 3 12.50  
  1. Source: the authors
  2. aFisher Exact test
  3. b“P20 – In the last two weeks (including today) have you felt troubled most of the day, because you were sad, depressed, dispirited or unable to experience pleasure, even from activities usually found enjoyable?”
  4. c“P21 – In the last two weeks (including today) have you felt nervous, tense, unable to relax, worried or agitated?”
  5. d“P23 – Besides sickle cell anemia, have you had any other disease?”
  6. e“P24 – Does anyone else in the family have sickle cell anemia?”