Relationship of depression and catastrophizing to pain, disability, and medication adherence in patients with HIV-associated sensory neuropathy.

@article{Lucey2011RelationshipOD,
  title={Relationship of depression and catastrophizing to pain, disability, and medication adherence in patients with HIV-associated sensory neuropathy.},
  author={Brendan P Lucey and David B. Clifford and Jason A Creighton and Robert F R Edwards and Justin C. Mcarthur and Jennifer A. Haythornthwaite},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 8},
  pages={921-8}
}
Few studies have examined how patients with chronic HIV infection cope with pain and how pain relates to medication adherence. Pain coping strategies such as catastrophizing are often associated with increased pain and disability and may also influence adherence to medications. The goal of our study is to assess the relationship of catastrophizing and depression to pain, disability, and medication adherence through questionnaires administered to a cross-section of patients with HIV-associated… CONTINUE READING
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