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Papers: 28 Sep 2019 - 4 Oct 2019


Human Studies


J Pain Res


Pain Intensity And Attribution Mediate The Impact Of Patient Weight And Gender On Activity Recommendations For Chronic Pain.


Mehok LE, Miller MM, Trost Z, Goubert L, De Ruddere L, Hirsh AT
J Pain Res. 2019; 12:2743-2753.
PMID: 31571978.


Despite the notable benefits of physical activity for chronic pain, a large proportion of patients with chronic pain report that they do not receive activity-related recommendations from their providers. Research suggests that patient factors such as weight and gender influence activity-related recommendations for chronic pain. Research also suggests that appraisals of the intensity and cause of pain may explain these weight and gender effects. We investigated the influence of patient weight and gender on observers' likelihood of recommending activity-related treatments for pain. We also explored the mediating effects of observers' ratings of pain severity and the extent to which pain was due to medical and lifestyle factors (pain attribution).