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2019 Jan 10

J Clin Transl Res



The effect of acute pain on executive function.


Morogiello J, Murray NG, Hunt TN, Harris BS, Szekely BJ, Shaver GW
J Clin Transl Res. 2019 Jan 10; 4(2):113-121.
PMID: 30873500.


Executive functions are high-level cognitive processes that allow a person to success-fully engage in an independent and self-fulfilling life. Previous literature indicates that chronic pain can affect executive function, but there are limited studies that investigate the effect of acute pain on executive function. The purpose of this study was to determine if acute pain affects executive function in recreationally active indi-viduals who sustained a musculoskeletal injury.