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Pain catastrophizing and neural responses to pain among persons with fibromyalgia.
Pain catastrophizing, or characterizations of pain as awful, horrible and unbearable, is increasingly being recognized as an important factor in the experience of pain. The purpose of thisExpand
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The Coping Strategies Questionnaire: a large sample, item level factor analysis.
OBJECTIVE The Coping Strategies Questionnaire (CSQ), a measure of coping in chronic pain patients, was subjected to item-level exploratory factor analysis. SUBJECTS A sample of 965 chronic painExpand
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Activity Avoidance and Function in Persons with Chronic Back Pain
This study examined the relative contribution of two aspects of pain-related fear to functional disability among 133 persons with chronic pain, predominantly chronic back pain: 1) beliefs that painExpand
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A meta-analytic review of surface electromyography among persons with low back pain and normal, healthy controls.
UNLABELLED Significant differences in surface electromyography (SEMG) have been reported between persons with low back pain (LBP) and normal, healthy controls. This manuscript presents a systematicExpand
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Assessing depression among persons with chronic pain using the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory: a comparative analysis.
OBJECTIVE This study examined the ability of two self-report questionnaires, the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D), to discriminateExpand
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The Sensitivity and Specificity of Electrodiagnostic Testing for the Clinical Syndrome of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Study Design. Prospective, masked, double controlled diagnostic trial. Objectives. To determine the sensitivity and specificity of electrodiagnostic consultation (EDX) for the clinical syndrome ofExpand
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The relationship between depression, clinical pain, and experimental pain in a chronic pain cohort.
OBJECTIVE Individuals with chronic pain frequently display comorbid depression, but the impact of symptoms of depression on pain processing is not completely understood. This study evaluated theExpand
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Academic Achievement of Children with Epilepsy
Summary: The academic achievement scores of 122 children with epilepsy were examined in relation to demographic and clinical seizure variables. As a group, these children were making less academicExpand
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Momentary relationship between cortisol secretion and symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia.
OBJECTIVE To compare the momentary association between salivary cortisol levels and pain, fatigue, and stress symptoms in patients with fibromyalgia (FM), and to compare diurnal cycles of cortisolExpand
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A comparison of the relationship between depression, perceived disability, and physical performance in persons with chronic pain
This study examined the relationships between self‐report of depressive symptoms, perceived disability, and physical performance among 267 persons with chronic pain. Prior research has reported aExpand
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