Predicting complaints of impaired cognitive functioning in patients with chronic pain.

@article{McCracken2001PredictingCO,
  title={Predicting complaints of impaired cognitive functioning in patients with chronic pain.},
  author={Lance M McCracken and Grant L. Iverson},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2001},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={392-6}
}
Patients with chronic pain often complain of difficulties with cognitive functioning. Previous studies suggest that these occur with no history of head trauma or neurological disease. This study examined potential predictors of cognitive complaints in 275 consecutive patients referred to a university pain management center. Patients completed a brief set of self-report measures of problems with cognitive functioning, biographical information, pain severity, pain location, depression, anxiety… CONTINUE READING