A contextual analysis of attention to chronic pain: what the patient does with their pain might be more important than their awareness or vigilance alone.

@article{McCracken2007ACA,
  title={A contextual analysis of attention to chronic pain: what the patient does with their pain might be more important than their awareness or vigilance alone.},
  author={Lance M McCracken},
  journal={The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={230-6}
}
UNLABELLED It is often believed that to feel greater pain is to experience greater effects of that pain, and that attention and awareness represent the transmission mechanism in this relationship. By implication, it is assumed that if attention and awareness can be lessened, the effects of pain will likewise reduce. Despite conceptual work and data suggesting more complex processes might indeed be in place, these long-standing and intuitively appealing ideas remain, either explicitly or… CONTINUE READING

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