Recurrent pain in college students

B. W. Brewer, Paul Karoly

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The authors investigated the prevalence of recurrent pain in a college student sample. Of the 1, 564 students surveyed, 467 (29%) indicated that they had experienced recurrent pain at an intensity that was mostly in the mild-to-moderate range. Students who reported having recurrent pain were significantly older and more depressed than students who did not indicate they suffered from recurrent pain. Pain intensity was positively correlated (r =. 14) with depression among the students who reported having recurrent pain. Implications of the findings for future research, treatment, and health promotion efforts are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-69
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American College Health Association
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1992


  • College students
  • Depression
  • Recurrent pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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