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Human Studies

2020 Jan-Dec

Chronic Stress (Thousand Oaks)


Relationships Between Pain, Life Stress, Sociodemographics, and Cortisol: Contributions of Pain Intensity and Financial Satisfaction.


Mickle AM, Garvan C, Service C, Pop R, Marks J, Wu S, Edberg JC, Staud R, Fillingim RB, Bartley EJ, Sibille KT
Chronic Stress (Thousand Oaks). 2020 Jan-Dec; 4:2470547020975758.
PMID: 33403312.


The relationship between psychosocial stress and chronic pain is bidirectional. An improved understanding regarding the relationships among chronic pain, life stress, and ethnicity/race will inform identification of factors contributing to health disparities in chronic pain and improve health outcomes. This study aims to assess relationships between measures of clinical pain, life stress, sociodemographics, and salivary cortisol levels.