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Papers: 16 May 2020 - 22 May 2020


Human Studies


J Pain Res


Everyday Discrimination in Adults with Knee Pain: The Role of Perceived Stress and Pain Catastrophizing.


Terry EL, Fullwood DM, Booker SQ, Cardoso JS, Sibille KT, Glover TL, Thompson KA, Addison AS, Goodin BR, Staud R, Hughes LB, Bradley LA, Redden DT, Bartley EJ, Fillingim RB
J Pain Res. 2020; 13:883-895.
PMID: 32431537.


Research indicates pain-related disparities in the impact of knee osteoarthritis (OA) across both sex and ethnicity/race. While several factors likely contribute to these disparities, experiences of discrimination are associated with poor OA-related pain, disability, and functional performance. However, the mechanisms that mediate experiences of discrimination and OA-related outcomes are unclear. The current cross-sectional study examined the associations between everyday experiences of discrimination and clinical pain, disability and functional performance among non-Hispanic Black (NHB) and non-Hispanic White (NHW) persons with or at risk of knee OA and assessed the serial mediated model of perceived stress and pain catastrophizing on these relationships in women only.