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2022 Dec 17

Eur J Pain

How does pain work? A qualitative analysis of how young adults with chronic pain conceptualise the biology of pain.


Leake HB, Moseley LG, Murphy LK, Murray CB, Palermo TM, Heathcote LC
Eur J Pain. 2022 Dec 17.
PMID: 36527324.


Pain science education is commonly integrated into treatments for childhood-onset chronic pain. A core component of pain science education is learning about, and often reconceptualizing, the biology of chronic pain. Yet, few interventions have been developed specifically for young adults and little is known about how young adults conceptualize the biology of pain. This study used a qualitative methodology to examine how young adults with childhood-onset chronic pain understand the biology of pain, and the language they use in this meaning-making process, which may inform future interventions tailored to this age group.