Reactive effects of diary self-assessment in chronic pain patients

  title={Reactive effects of diary self-assessment in chronic pain patients},
  author={Charles E. Cruise and Joan E. Broderick and Laura E Porter and Alan Kaell and Arthur A Stone},
Several studies of experimental and acute clinical pain have indicated reactive effects of self-assessment on pain intensity and tolerance. A recent study of chronic pain patients (vonBaeyer 1994), however, failed to show these effects. The present investigation sought to determine whether reactive effects can be produced in chronic pain patients by an intensive self-assessment protocol. Using the methodology of ecological momentary assessment (EMA; Stone and Shiffman 1994), thirty-five chronic… CONTINUE READING

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