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Papers: 27 Apr 2019 - 3 May 2019


Human Studies

2020 Jan/Feb

J Addict Med



Pain Anxiety as a Mechanism Linking Pain Severity and Opioid Misuse and Disability Among Individuals With Chronic Pain.


Rogers AH, Bakhshaie J, Zvolensky MJ, Vowles KE
J Addict Med. 2020 Jan/Feb; 14(1):26-31.
PMID: 31033671.


Chronic pain affects a significant number of individuals in the United States and is associated with several negative health-related outcomes, including possibility of opioid misuse and disability. The identification of factors associated with both opioid misuse and disability is of critical public health importance, and significant research suggests that pain severity has been shown to be associated with both. Pain-related anxiety has been uniquely associated with both opioid misuse and disability, yet little research has examined pain-related anxiety as a potential mechanism linking pain severity with opioid misuse and disability.