Sex Differences in Clinical Pain: A Multisample Study

  title={Sex Differences in Clinical Pain: A Multisample Study},
  author={Michael Edward Robinson and Emily A. Wise and Joseph L. Riley and James W. Atchison},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings},
A recent meta-analysis of the experimental pain literature revealed effect sizes of .55 for pain threshold and .57 for pain tolerance, indicating a moderate difference in pain perception between men and women, with women reporting an increased sensitivity to pain. The current study investigated the relationship between sex and clinical pain ratings, in patients seeking care at a tertiary care facility. Five samples of chronic pain patients were recruited from several diverse clinics associated… CONTINUE READING

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