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Human Studies

2020 Mar/Apr

Nurs Res



Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain in Lower Extremity Fracture Patients: A Pain Phenotyping Protocol.


Griffioen MA, Glutting J, O'Toole RV, Starkweather AR, Lyon D, Dorsey SG, Renn CL
Nurs Res. 2020 Mar/Apr; 69(2):149-156.
PMID: 31977841.


Traumatic injury is a major source of chronic pain, particularly for individuals with traumatic fracture of the fibula and/or tibia (lower extremity fracture) [LEFx]. Although several factors (e.g., older age, being female sex, high pain intensity at time of initial injury) have been identified as risk factors for chronic pain associated with LEFx. Comprehensive biopsychosical models to predict the odds of transitioning from acute to chronic pain after LEFx are needed to better understand the underlying processes, predict risk for chronic pain, and develop personalized therapies for individuals at higher risk for developing chronic pain.