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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2004;28(3):265-269.
Psychological Characteristics of the Patients with Myofascial Pain Syndrome in Shipyard Work.
Jeong, Ho Joong , Kim, Chi Chan , Chung, Suk Mo , Roh, Kyung Hwan , Kim, Jin Ha , Song, Hye Ran , Kim, Ho Chan
1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Kosin University College of Medicine, Korea. jungsm8@hanmail.net
2Department of Industrial and Occupational Medicine, Kosin University College of Medicine, Korea.
3Department of Psychiatric Medicine, Kosin University College of Medicine, Korea.
조선업 근로환경에서 발생한 근막통증후군 환자의 심리적 특성
정호중, 김기찬, 정석모, 노경환, 김진하1, 송혜란1, 김호찬2
고신대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실, 1산업의학과, 2신경정신과
This study was conducted to analyze the psychological factors which influence myofascial pain syndrome and to evaluate whether the electromyographic study on the myofascial trigger point in shipyard workers satisfied the diagnostic criteria of myofascial pain syndrome.
We studied 61 patients who were employed in the shipbuilding industry and diagnosed myofascial pain syndrome. We investigated them using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and the visual analogue scale (VAS) and also obtained spontaneous electrical activity (SEA) by electromyographic study on myofascial trigger point.
Mean VAS of subjects was 5.88. On the MMPIprofile, the patients scored highest in psychopathic deviate, and then in hypochondriasis, depression and hysteria, in that order. The correlation of the VAS with results of electromyographic study and with the MMPI were not significant. In the electromyographic study, 19 patients out of 61 (31%) showed initial positive deflection on spontaneous electrical activities.
This study suggested that considering the psychosocial aspect of myofascial pain syndrome, as well as organic aspects in hard manual labor such as shipyard work might be useful for treatment. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2004; 28: 265-269)
Key Words: Myofascial pain syndrome, Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory (MMPI), Visual analogue scale (VAS), Spontaneous electrical activity (SEA)


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