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Psychological aspects of persistent pain: current state of the science.
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This article addresses research on factors associated with increased pain and poorer adjustment to pain, and highlights steps needed to advance this area of research. Expand
Partner-guided cancer pain management at the end of life: a preliminary study.
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The results of this preliminary study suggest that a partner-guided pain management protocol may have benefits in the context of cancer pain at the end of life. Expand
Caregiver-assisted coping skills training for lung cancer: results of a randomized clinical trial.
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Results from this study suggest that psychosocial interventions can lead to improvements in a range of outcomes for cancer patients. Expand
Attachment styles in patients with lung cancer and their spouses: associations with patient and spouse adjustment
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The preliminary findings raise the possibility that attachment styles of cancer patients and their spouses as individuals and as a dyad may be important factors affecting adjustment in multiple domains. Expand
Contribution of cancer symptoms, dysfunctional sleep related thoughts, and sleep inhibitory behaviors to the insomnia process in breast cancer survivors: a daily process analysis.
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Support is found for a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral model of insomnia, which has several theoretical, practice, and research implications in this population of breast cancer survivors. Expand
A comparison of conventional pain coping skills training and pain coping skills training with a maintenance training component: a daily diary analysis of short- and long-term treatment effects.
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For RA, a maintenance training component does not appear to produce significant improvements over conventional PCST, and results indicate similar results for both the conventional and the modified protocols. Expand
Biopsychosocial predictors of pain among women recovering from surgery for endometrial cancer.
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Findings indicate that depression, anxiety, and IL-6 may exacerbate pain during the recovery period following surgery for a gynecologic malignancy, and targeting these psychological processes and the proinflammatory cytokine IL- 6 in women with more severe and persistent pain may help to reduce suffering and improve post-surgical recovery. Expand
Effects of partial sleep deprivation on slow waves during non-rapid eye movement sleep: A high density EEG investigation
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A homeostatic response to partial sleep loss in humans is demonstrated, with frontal increases in slow wave amplitude, numbers of high-amplitude waves, and amplitude/slopes of low amplitude waves resulting from partial sleep deprivation. Expand
Anger and persistent pain: current status and future directions
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Concepts used in anger research are described, representative clinical studies on anger and pain are highlighted, biopsychosocial mechanisms of anger-pain relationships are discussed, and treatment implications of this research are discussed. Expand
Regional Patterns of Elevated Alpha and High-Frequency Electroencephalographic Activity during Nonrapid Eye Movement Sleep in Chronic Insomnia: A Pilot Study.
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These results suggest that even during the deepest stage of sleep, sensory and sensorimotor areas in insomnia subjects may still be relatively active compared to control subjects and to the rest of the sleeping brain. Expand
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