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2022 May 27

Pain Med

Perceived pain and smoking interrelations among veterans with chronic pain enrolled in a smoking cessation trial.


Lee M, Bastian LA, LaRowe L, DeRycke EC, Relyea M, Becker WC, Ditre JW
Pain Med. 2022 May 27.
PMID: 35639969.


The Pain and Smoking Inventory (PSI) measures patients' perceived interrelations of their pain and smoking behavior, and comprises three conceptually-distinct domains: smoking to cope with pain (PSI-Cope), pain as a motivator of smoking (PSI-Motivate), and pain as a barrier to cessation (PSI-Barrier). Associations between PSI scores and pain interference and self-efficacy to quit smoking, two measures that can affect cessation outcomes, remain unclear.