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Human Studies

2020 May 14

Psychosom Med

The Effect of Pain Resilience on Experimental Pain Experience Across Different Stimuli.


Ankawi B, Slepian MP, Himawan L, France CR
Psychosom Med. 2020 May 14.
PMID: 32427756.


Pain resilience, one's ability to maintain behavioral engagement and adaptively regulate cognitions and emotions despite intense or prolonged pain, has been shown to protect against negative pain-related outcomes in experimental settings. A weakness of this research, and much of experimental pain research in general, has been the lack of rationale behind the selection of noxious stimuli which can activate different nociceptive fibers. The present study sought to determine if the relationship between pain resilience and pain ratings differed across stimuli based on the stimulated nociceptors.