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Les phénomènes climatiques influencent-ils réellement la douleur arthrosique ?

Abstract : Many studies tried to evaluate effects of weather on pain. Several of these researches include only rheumatoid arthritis patients or osteoarthritis with other rheumatic's patients. This work aims at bringing an answer documented for osteoarthritis, by studying a homogeneous population. It is an exploratory study of troop including 138 patients suffering of osteoarthritis. The weather data, provided by Météo France, are the atmospheric pressure, the wind velocity, the length of hours of sunshine, the temperature and the humidity. In addition, the weather perceived subjectively by the patient, theduration of exit and the anti-inflammatory drugs and analgesics consumption is alsostudied in order to limit the factors of confusions. The study was part in two sessions of five weeks; the evaluation was made the first and the last week only in order to take advantage of quality of life questionnaires (SF-36, AMIQUAL). After statistical analysis, the intensity of pain, measured by a visual analogical scale, is correlated negatively with the length of hours of sunshine (p=0.0008) and positively with perceived weather (p< 0.0001).The consumption of drugs is associated to the intensity of the pains and analgesics are, moreover, with perceivecl time (chi2= 0.0003). Thus, on!y one objective weather variable is statisticaily correlated to the pain intensity: the length of hours of sunshine. This one did not mean brightness. Perceived weather is depending on the brightness like, of course, the length of hours of sunshine. It seems that the variations of luminosity or brightness can partly modulate the pains felt by the osteoarthritis patients. These conclusions induce toconceive others therapeutics for decreasing pain in osteoarthritis. Other studies arenecessary in order to look further into these results.
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Sophie Martin. Les phénomènes climatiques influencent-ils réellement la douleur arthrosique ?. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2007. ⟨hal-01732340⟩



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