The relationship of mood state to the severity of clinical pain.

@article{Shacham1984TheRO,
  title={The relationship of mood state to the severity of clinical pain.},
  author={Saya Shacham and Rashid Dar and Charles S. Cleeland},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1984},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={187-97}
}
The present study was designed to identify the relationship among severity of pain, negative moods and positive moods. Seventy pain patients were interviewed 24 h preceding and 24 h following a myelography procedure. Patient data, containing pain and mood measures, were subjected to a confirmatory factor analysis. Three simple-structured factors emerged and were labeled Pain Severity, Negative Mood and Positive Mood. The Pain Severity factor was positively correlated with the Negative Mood… CONTINUE READING

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