Daniel M. Doleys

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OBJECTIVE Although numerous studies have independently examined ethnic differences in clinical and experimental pain, few have investigated differences in both sensitivity to controlled noxious stimuli and clinical pain reports in the same sample. The present experiment examined the effects of ethnicity (African American vs. white) on experimental pain(More)
Sex-related differences in the experience of clinical and experimental pain have been widely reported. Females are at elevated risk for developing several chronic pain conditions and women demonstrate greater sensitivity to noxious stimulation in the laboratory. However, relationships between responses to experimental noxious stimuli and the experience of(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic persistent pain as a result of terminal illness, either as a consequence of the disease or the necessary treatment, is common in patients with cancer. For these patients with moderate-to-severe intractable pain, intrathecal (IT) drug delivery systems may represent an effective option for pain management. Thus, IT drug delivery is a viable(More)
Physical exercise is widely used in the treatment of chronic pain patients, and direct measurement of physical capabilities is needed to objectively document change. In this study, 46 residential chronic pain patients undergoing treatment at a multidisciplinary rehabilitation center were administered a cycle ergometer graded exercise test, using a Medical(More)
Toilet training is often taken for granted because it appears to occur so readily in such a large majority of children. It would be easy to hypothesize some internal mechanism which, if triggered at the right point in time, results in the initiation of a preprogrammed process that terminates with the child being trained. Variations across cultures regarding(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study provided comprehensive characterization of the long-term outcomes of intrathecal opioid administration via a drug administration system (DAS) in chronic pain patients with predominantly low back pain. A conceptual framework based on multidimensional outcomes is proposed using both disease-specific and generic measures. DESIGN(More)
In this study, 26 patients (average age, 44.3 years) with chronic noncancer pain averaging 115 months' duration had implantation of an infusion pump with intrathecal catheter placement. In general, preservative-free morphine sulfate was used. Average follow-up was 23 months. Measurements of pain reduction, activity improvement, oral medication use, and(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study investigated the effects of both catastrophizing and the pain willingness component of acceptance on interference in daily activities and task performance during experimentally induced ischemic pain. In addition, the potential moderating role of pain willingness on the relationship between catastrophizing and degree of pain(More)
Cognitive factors such as catastrophic thoughts regarding pain, and conversely, one's acceptance of that pain, may affect emotional functioning among persons with chronic pain conditions. The aims of the present study were to examine the effects of both catastrophizing and acceptance on affective ratings of experimentally induced ischemic pain and also(More)