The relationship between pain and negative affect in older adults: anxiety as a predictor of pain.

@article{Feeney2004TheRB,
  title={The relationship between pain and negative affect in older adults: anxiety as a predictor of pain.},
  author={Sharon L Feeney},
  journal={Journal of anxiety disorders},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={733-44}
}
Although the relationship between pain and negative affect (e.g., depression, anxiety, and anger) has been repeatedly demonstrated in younger populations, the findings have varied widely among studies. Additionally, there has been minimal research on the relationship between negative affect and acute pain in older adults. This is especially disturbing when one considers that the population is at a higher risk for painful conditions than any other age group. The current study investigated the… CONTINUE READING