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Papers: 15 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019


Human Studies

2019 Nov

Pain Pract



Trait Sensitivity, Anxiety and Personality are predictive of Central Sensitisation Symptoms in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain.


Clark JR, Nijs J, Yeowell G, Holmes P, Goodwin PC
Pain Pract. 2019 Nov; 19(8):800-810.
PMID: 31215742.


Sensitivity-related trait characteristics involving physical and emotional sensitivities and high trait anxiety personality types have been observed in individuals with non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP). High trait sensitivity to sensory stimulation combined with interpretation biases based on personality type may contribute to the development of central sensitisation (CS) symptoms. To date there is limited research that has considered both sensitivity levels and personality type in NSCLBP with CS. The purpose of this study was to investigate 1) relationships between trait sensory profiles, trait anxiety and CS symptoms, and 2) the predictive capacity of sensory profiles, trait anxiety and personality types on CS symptoms, in people with NSCLBP.