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2021 Dec 15

Scand J Pain

Associations between anger and chronic primary pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis.


Adachi T, Yamada K, Fujino H, Enomoto K, Shibata M
Scand J Pain. 2021 Dec 15.
PMID: 34908255.


Anger is a negative emotion characterized by antagonism toward someone or something, is rooted in an appraisal or attribution of wrongdoing, and is accompanied by an action tendency to undo the wrongdoing. Anger is prevalent in individuals with chronic pain, especially those with chronic primary pain. The associations between anger and pain-related outcomes (e.g., pain intensity, disability) have been examined in previous studies. However, to our knowledge, no systematic review or meta-analysis has summarized the findings of anger-pain associations through a focus on chronic primary pain. Hence, we sought to summarize the findings on the associations of anger-related variables with pain and disability in individuals with chronic primary pain.