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Grading the severity of chronic pain
&NA; This research develops and evaluates a simple method of grading the severity of chronic pain for use in general population surveys and studies of primary care pain patients. Measures of painExpand
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Theoretical perspectives on the relation between catastrophizing and pain.
The tendency to "catastrophize" during painful stimulation contributes to more intense pain experience and increased emotional distress. Catastrophizing has been broadly conceived as an exaggeratedExpand
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The use of coping strategies in chronic low back pain patients: Relationship to patient characteristics and current adjustment
Abstract Cognitive and behavioral pain coping strategies were assessed by means of questionnaire in a sample of 61 chronic low back pain patients. Data analysis indicated that the questionnaire wasExpand
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Psychological aspects of persistent pain: current state of the science.
UNLABELLED This article provides an overview of current research on psychological aspects of persistent pain. It is divided into 3 sections. In section 1, recent studies are reviewed that provideExpand
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Pain and emotion: a biopsychosocial review of recent research.
OBJECTIVE AND METHOD Research on emotion and pain has burgeoned. We review the last decade's literature, focusing on links between emotional processes and persistent pain. RESULTS NeurobiologicalExpand
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Coping with rheumatoid arthritis pain: catastrophizing as a maladaptive strategy
&NA; The present study examined catastrophizing in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Subjects were 223 RA patients who were participants in a longitudinal study. Each patient completed theExpand
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An Interdisciplinary Expert Consensus Statement on Assessment of Pain in Older Persons
This paper represents an expert-based consensus statement on pain assessment among older adults. It is intended to provide recommendations that will be useful for both researchers and clinicians.Expand
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The relationship of gender to pain, pain behavior, and disability in osteoarthritis patients: the role of catastrophizing
&NA; One hundred and sixty‐eight patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knees participated in this study. Of the participants, 72 were men and 96 were women. All participants completed theExpand
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Fluoxetine, comprehensive cognitive behavioral therapy, and placebo in generalized social phobia.
BACKGROUND Generalized social phobia is common, persistent, and disabling and is often treated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor drugs or cognitive behavioral therapy. OBJECTIVE WeExpand
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Loving-Kindness Meditation for Chronic Low Back Pain
Purpose: Loving-kindness meditation has been used for centuries in the Buddhist tradition to develop love and transform anger into compassion. This pilot study tested an 8-week loving-kindnessExpand
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