"I'm just not that sick": pain medication and identity in Mexican American women with chronic pain.

@article{Monsivais2012ImJN,
  title={"I'm just not that sick": pain medication and identity in Mexican American women with chronic pain.},
  author={Diane Burn Monsivais and Joan C. Engebretson},
  journal={Journal of holistic nursing : official journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={188-94}
}
PURPOSE To describe the beliefs and attitudes about self-identity and pain medication in a sample of Mexican American women with chronic pain living in the El Paso, Texas, area. The findings are drawn from a larger qualitative study of 15 women describing the expression and communication of chronic pain symptoms, pain-related cultural beliefs, decision making, and treatment preferences of chronic pain. METHODS Participants who had chronic pain syndromes for at least 1 year were recruited from… CONTINUE READING
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