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Papers: 7 Oct 2023 - 13 Oct 2023

2023 Oct 07

J Behav Med


The contribution of pain catastrophizing, depression and anxiety symptoms among patients with persistent pain and opioid misuse behaviours.


Baranoff JA, Clubb B, Coates JM, Elphinston RA, Loveday W, Connor JP


Anxiety, depression and pain catastrophizing are independently associated with risk of opioid misuse in patients with persistent pain but their relationship to current opioid misuse, when considered together, is poorly understood. This study will assess the relative contribution of these modifiable, and distinct psychological constructs to current opioid misuse in patients with persistent pain.