January 26, 2012 · 0 Comments
Stanford, CA, United States (AHN) – Women have long been labeled the more sensitive, the more feeling, the more compassionate sex, and now a new study confirms it.
According to findings published in the Jan. 23 issue of Journal of Pain, women, in a recent study of more than 72,000 adult patients in a test of more than 160,000 pain scores, recorded higher pain scores in virtually every disease category than men.
The researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine noted that the differences were both statistically and clinically significant.
The overall results confirmed previous findings, that women often report pain more frequently than men.
But, this study focused on pain intensity, and women reported more acute and enduring pain than their male counterparts in all diseases.
By Emma Brown