Aims: To investigate quality of life (QOL) and functionality changes in chronic pain during tapentadol prolonged release (PR) treatment. Patients & methods: Post hoc analysis of data from three Phase III trials in patients with osteoarthritis knee pain or low back pain. QOL and functionality changes were assessed by SF-36 scores. Results: All SF-36 subdomain scores improved progressively to week 3 of tapentadol titration and were sustained during 12-week maintenance treatment. Improvements in SF-36 scores were similar between tapentadol dose groups (e.g., 200 to <300 mg vs >= 500 mg), with no greater effect from higher doses. QOL and functionality improvements were consistently greater with tapentadol PR than oxycodone controlled release. Conclusion: Tapentadol PR provides consistent, clinically relevant improvements in QOL and functionality in chronic pain.

Quality of life and functional outcomes with tapentadol prolonged release in chronic musculoskeletal pain: post hoc analysis

Natoli, Silvia;
2021-01-01

Abstract

Aims: To investigate quality of life (QOL) and functionality changes in chronic pain during tapentadol prolonged release (PR) treatment. Patients & methods: Post hoc analysis of data from three Phase III trials in patients with osteoarthritis knee pain or low back pain. QOL and functionality changes were assessed by SF-36 scores. Results: All SF-36 subdomain scores improved progressively to week 3 of tapentadol titration and were sustained during 12-week maintenance treatment. Improvements in SF-36 scores were similar between tapentadol dose groups (e.g., 200 to <300 mg vs >= 500 mg), with no greater effect from higher doses. QOL and functionality improvements were consistently greater with tapentadol PR than oxycodone controlled release. Conclusion: Tapentadol PR provides consistent, clinically relevant improvements in QOL and functionality in chronic pain.
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