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Human Studies

2021 Jan 24

Int J Psychiatry Med

The role of identity in chronic pain cognitions and pain-related disability within a clinical chronic pain population.


Reed DE, Cobos B, Nagpal AS, Eckmann M, McGeary DD
Int J Psychiatry Med. 2021 Jan 24:91217421989141.
PMID: 33487093.


Chronic pain has a significant impact on functioning and results in the disruption of one's assumed life trajectory, potentially altering their self-perceived identity. The present research is designed to determine whether identity-related issues are associated with common chronic pain cognitions and pain-related disability, which may help inform understanding of clinical chronic pain populations.