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Human Studies

2020 Mar 10

Br J Anaesth

Cognitive flexibility and persistent post-surgical pain: the FLEXCAPP prospective observational study.


Vila MR, Todorovic MS, Tang C, Fisher M, Steinberg A, Field B, Bottros MM, Avidan MS, Haroutounian S
Br J Anaesth. 2020 Mar 10.
PMID: 32169255.


Impaired performance on tasks assessing executive function has been linked to chronic pain. We hypothesised that poor performance on tests assessing the ability to adjust thinking in response to changing environmental stimuli (cognitive flexibility) would be associated with persistent post-surgical pain.