Background: Adequate pain management following hip fracture surgery reduces length of stay, reduces incidence of delirium, promotes recovery and improves mobility. Previous research suggests that hip fracture pain is undertreated in some patient subgroups, and that hypovitaminosis D can further aggravate pain which could hinder active rehabilitation. We provide a cross-sectional analysis of the baseline characteristics of participants in the REVITAHIP study with the aim of documenting pain intensity and its associations after hip fracture and to explore the characteristics of people who report higher levels of pain. Method: We analysed the baseline characteristics with a focus on pain scores in patients admitted with a hip fracture (undergoing surgery) to three teaching hospitals over New South Wales, Australia, between January 2011 and April 2013. Patients were evaluated using the verbal rating scale (VRS).

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