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Human Studies

2020 Dec 14

Clin J Pain

The Prevalence and Potential Role of Pain Beliefs When Managing Later-Life Pain.


Shalev A, Henderson CR, Gutierrez I, Mullen E, Reid CM
Clin J Pain. 2020 Dec 14.
PMID: 33323790.


In this study of 154 community-dwelling older adults with chronic non-cancer pain, we sought to assess participants' beliefs about pain as well as pain management treatments and determined the influence of those beliefs on participants' willingness to undertake three physician-recommended pain treatments, i.e., a pharmacologic, physical, and psychological therapy.