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2022 Jan 31

Cognit Ther Res

The Role of Experiential Avoidance in Terms of Fatigue and Pain During COVID-19 Among Latinx Adults.


Mayorga NA, Manning KF, Garey L, Viana AG, Ditre JW, Zvolensky MJ
Cognit Ther Res. 2022 Jan 31:1-10.
PMID: 35125558.


Latinx persons are overrepresented in terms of 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection rates and constitute a subpopulation at increased risk for COVID-19 related physical ailments. Fatigue and pain are among the most prevalent somatic symptoms among the Latinx population; however, there is little understanding of individual difference factors that are related to fatigue and pain during COVID-19 among this health disparities population. Experiential avoidance (EA) reflects the persistent tendency to avoid aversive internal sensations.