Pain-related anxiety influences pain perception differently in men and women: A quantitative sensory test across thermal pain modalities

@article{Thibodeau2013PainrelatedAI,
  title={Pain-related anxiety influences pain perception differently in men and women: A quantitative sensory test across thermal pain modalities},
  author={Michel A. Thibodeau and Patrick G. Welch and Joel Katz and Gordon J. G. Asmundson},
  journal={PAIN®},
  year={2013},
  volume={154},
  pages={419-426}
}
The sexes differ with respect to perception of experimental pain. Anxiety influences pain perception more in men than in women; however, there lacks research exploring which anxiety constructs influence pain perception differentially between men and women. Furthermore, research examining whether depression is associated with pain perception differently between the sexes remains scant. The present investigation was designed to examine how trait anxiety, pain-related anxiety constructs (ie, fear… CONTINUE READING
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