Chronic pain acceptance incrementally predicts disability in polytrauma-exposed veterans at baseline and 1-year follow-up.

@article{Cook2015ChronicPA,
  title={Chronic pain acceptance incrementally predicts disability in polytrauma-exposed veterans at baseline and 1-year follow-up.},
  author={Andrew J Cook and Eric C Meyer and Lianna D Evans and Kevin E Vowles and John W Klocek and Nathan A Kimbrel and Suzy B Gulliver and Sandra B Morissette},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2015},
  volume={73},
  pages={25-32}
}
War veterans are at increased risk for chronic pain and co-occurring neurobehavioral problems, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, alcohol-related problems, and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Each condition is associated with disability, particularly when co-occurring. Pain acceptance is a strong predictor of lower levels of disability in chronic pain. This study examined whether acceptance of pain predicted current and future disability beyond the effects of these… CONTINUE READING
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