Do female suffer more pain than male?
Dr Bhatt, Janardan (2006) Do female suffer more pain than male? Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 52 (5). pp. 106-106. ISSN 0019-5499
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Study reported a female predominance in the prevalence of chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP).The mechanisms explaining these sex differences are poorly understood. There are two models proposed 1 exposure model associated with incidence of high risk factors and 2 vulnerability model i.e. at any risk factor level females are more prone to MSP . To conclude, sex differences in prevalence of CMP may partly be explained by sex differences in vulnerability to risk factors for CMP. More research towards sex-specific identification of risk factors for CMP is suggested .Eventually this may lead to sex-specific prevention and management of CMP.
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