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Human Studies

2020 Nov 05

Clin J Pain

Executive Functioning in Youth With and Without Chronic Pain: A Comparative Analysis.


Turner KM, Wilcox G, Nordstokke DW, Dick B, Schroeder M, Noel M
Clin J Pain. 2020 Nov 05.
PMID: 33165021.


Preliminary research in youth with chronic pain suggests differences in attention and working memory, which has been similarly demonstrated in adults with chronic pain. There has been little research on other aspects of executive functioning (EF) in this population despite its critical role in problem solving, school functioning, and coping. This study aimed to examine differences in several aspects of EF between youth with chronic pain and a non-chronic pain comparison group using performance-based neuropsychological tests and a behaviour rating scale.