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Human Studies

2019 May

Clin J Pain



Youth With Chronic Pain and a History of Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Context of Multidisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation.



Previous research has shown that youth with chronic pain who presented for a multidisciplinary evaluation report a history of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) (eg, abuse, neglect, parent/guardian separation or divorce) at a high rate (over 80%) and that those with pain and ACEs experience increased psychosocial impairment. Outside of chronic pain, evidence also suggests that youth with a history of ACEs experience poorer treatment outcomes. However, no study to date has examined treatment outcomes in youth with chronic pain and a history of ACEs. The current study aimed to examine the role of ACEs in multidisciplinary intensive pain rehabilitation treatment outcomes for youth with chronic pain.