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Papers: 26 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019

Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2019 Oct 01

Pain Med



Individuals with Chronic Pain Who Misuse Prescription Opioids Report Sex-Based Differences in Pain and Opioid Withdrawal.


Huhn AS, Tompkins AD, Campbell CM, Dunn KE
Pain Med. 2019 Oct 01; 20(10):1942-1947.
PMID: 30690594.


Individuals with chronic pain who misuse prescription opioids are at high risk for developing opioid use disorder and/or succumbing to opioid overdose. The current study conducted a survey to evaluate sex-based differences in pain catastrophizing, opioid withdrawal, and current pain in persons with co-occurring chronic pain and opioid misuse. We hypothesized that women with chronic pain who misused prescription opioids would self-report higher pain ratings compared with men and that the relationship between pain catastrophizing and self-reported current pain would be moderated by symptoms of opioid withdrawal in women only.