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2022 May 23

Psychol Trauma

Does pain catastrophizing and distress intolerance mediate the relationship between PTSD and prescribed opioid misuse in people with chronic noncancer pain?


López-Martínez AE, Sainero-Tirado G, Esteve R, Reyes-Pérez Á, Ruiz-Párraga GT, de la Vega R, Serrano-Ibáñez ER, Ramírez-Maestre C
Psychol Trauma. 2022 May 23.
PMID: 35604711.


There is an ongoing debate on the use of long-term high-dose medically prescribed opioid analgesics for patients with chronic noncancer pain. Such use is elevated when there is comorbid pain and PTSD, which is quite prevalent. Therefore, it is relevant to investigate the psychological variables that may explain opioid misuse in this population. The purpose of this study was to examine the interaction effect of PTSD severity, distress intolerance, and pain catastrophizing on prescribed opioid misuse in chronic noncancer pain patients.