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2022 Feb 14

Scand J Pain

Sex differences in interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation outcomes: a systematic review.


Flegge LG, Lake E, Truesdale C, Craner JR
Scand J Pain. 2022 Feb 14.
PMID: 35150122.


Interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation programs (IPRPs) are evidence-based treatments for chronic pain. Previous research has demonstrated that initial presentations of adult men and women admitted to IPRPs differ, but less is known about sex differences in IPRP treatment outcomes. To summarize and synthesize the current literature base on this topic, a systematic literature review was conducted that asked: are sex differences present in participant outcomes upon completion of interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation programs for cisgender patients? Four core domains of outcome measures were assessed: depression, pain catastrophizing, pain interference, and pain intensity/severity.