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Human Studies

2021 May 05

Nurs Res

Study Protocol Modeling Evoked Pain in Older African Americans with Knee Osteoarthritis.


Booker SQ, Starkweather A, Manini TM, Staud R, Fillingim RB
Nurs Res. 2021 May 05.
PMID: 33951704.


African American (AA) older adults with knee osteoarthritis experience more severe chronic pain and advanced physical disability. One of the most prominent stimuli that provoke knee pain is movement. Research suggests that compared to White Americans, AAs report significantly higher movement-evoked pain (MEP) in the knee. However, little is known about the biopsychosocial-behavioral mechanisms underlying MEP.