The effect of cognitive bias modification for interpretation on avoidance of pain during an acute experimental pain task

@article{Jones2014TheEO,
  title={The effect of cognitive bias modification for interpretation on avoidance of pain during an acute experimental pain task},
  author={Emma Blaisdale Jones and Louise Sharpe},
  journal={PAIN®},
  year={2014},
  volume={155},
  pages={1569-1576}
}
Research confirms that patients with chronic pain show a tendency to interpret ambiguous stimuli as pain related. However, whether modifying these interpretive pain biases impacts pain outcomes is unknown. This study aimed to demonstrate that interpretation biases towards pain can be modified, and that changing these biases influences pain outcomes in the cold pressor task. One hundred and six undergraduate students were randomly allocated to receive either threatening or reassuring information… CONTINUE READING

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