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Table 4 Correlations between the pain and stress study variables

From: Perceived stress and musculoskeletal pain are prevalent and significantly associated in adolescents: an epidemiological cross-sectional study

  Pain sites Pain duration Pain intensity Total W T J D BMI
VAS PSQ
Pain          
 Sites 1         
 Duration 0.59** 1        
 Intensity (VAS) 0.63** 0.69** 1       
Stress          
 Total PSQ 0.35** 0.34** 0.40** 1      
 Worries (W) 0.29** 0.28** 0.34** 0.94** 1     
 Tension (T) 0.37** 0.36** 0.39** 0.84** 0.70** 1    
 Joy (J) 0.22** 0.25** 0.30** 0.67** 0.53** 0.50** 1   
 Demands (D) 0.30** 0.25** 0.31** 0.79** 0.69** 0.61** .37** 1  
BMI 0.19 0.49 0.12* 0.02 0.04 0.01 0.12* −0.05 1
Cronbach’s α     0.90      
  1. VASVisual analogue scale, PSQ Perceived stress questionnaire, W Worries, T Tension, J Joy, D Demands
  2. **p < .01