A Qualitative Examination of Pain Centrality Among Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts.

@article{Outcalt2016AQE,
  title={A Qualitative Examination of Pain Centrality Among Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts.},
  author={Samantha D. Outcalt and Christina Nicolaidis and Matthew J. Bair and Laura J. Myers and Edward J Miech and Marianne S. Matthias},
  journal={Pain medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={
          211-219
        }
}
Objective Centrality of pain refers to the degree to which a patient views chronic pain as integral to his or her life or identity. The purpose of this study was to gain a richer understanding of pain centrality from the perspective of patients who live with chronic pain. Methods Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 26 Veterans with chronic and disabling musculoskeletal pain after completing a stepped care intervention within a randomized controlled trial. Qualitative data were… CONTINUE READING

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