Attentional biases in chronic pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis: hypervigilance or difficulties disengaging?

@article{Sharpe2009AttentionalBI,
  title={Attentional biases in chronic pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis: hypervigilance or difficulties disengaging?},
  author={Louise Sharpe and Blake F Dear and Leslie Schrieber},
  journal={The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={329-35}
}
UNLABELLED There is evidence that pain patients demonstrate attentional biases toward some pain-related stimuli (eg, sensory words) and not others (eg, affective words). However, whether individuals in chronic pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA) also demonstrate this bias has not been investigated. Further, within the pain literature, whether these biases reflect hypervigilance or difficulty disengaging from stimuli remains contentious. The present study aimed to determine (a) whether RA… CONTINUE READING

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