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Online communities for breast cancer survivors: a review and analysis of their characteristics and levels of use
(Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013-05)
Purpose Online communities have been heralded as one of the most promising health resources on the Internet. The purpose of this study was to identify the characteristics and levels of use of online communities for breast ...
Pain-related anxiety influences pain perception differently in men and women: A quantitative sensory test across thermal pain modalities
The sexes differ with respect to perception of experimental pain. Anxiety influences pain perception more in men than in women; however, there lacks research exploring which anxiety constructs influence pain perception ...
Gabapentin reduces preoperative anxiety and pain catastrophizing in highly anxious patients prior to major surgery: a blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial
Gabapentin is increasingly being used for the treatment of postoperative pain and a variety of psychiatric diseases, including chronic anxiety disorders. Trials have reported mixed results when gabapentin has been administered ...
Identification of pain-related psychological risk factors for the development and maintenance of pediatric chronic postsurgical pain
(Dove Medical Press Ltd., 04/03/2013)
Background: The goals of this study were to examine the trajectory of pediatric chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) over the first year after surgery and to identify acute postsurgical predictors of CPSP. Methods: Eighty-three ...
Factorial Validity of the English-Language Version of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale–Child Version
The Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) was developed in English to assess 3 components of catastrophizing (rumination, magnification, helplessness). It has been adapted for use and validated with Flemish-speaking children ...
Validity of the Patient Specific Functional Scale in patients following upper extremity nerve injury
Purpose. This study evaluated the validity of the Patient Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) in patients with upper extremity nerve injury. Methods. Following Research Ethics Boards (REB) approval, we included English-speaking ...
Pregabalin Effective for the Prevention of Chronic Postsurgical Pain: Really? In response.
(Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2013-02)
What is the role of online support from the perspective of facilitators of face-to-face support groups? A multi-method study of the use of breast cancer online communities
Objective: To explore the role of online communities from the perspective of breast cancer survivors who are facilitators of face-to-face support groups. Methods: Seventy-three attendees (73% response rate) of a Canadian ...
Relationship Between Pain and Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Palliative Care
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-pain-and-symptom-management/ 0885-3924 Context. Previous research suggests that patients receiving palliative care may simultaneously experience poorly managed pain and ...
Systematic review of persistent pain and psychological outcomes following traumatic musculoskeletal injury
(Dove Medical Press Ltd., 09/01/2013)
Background: Persistent pain and psychological distress are common after traumatic musculoskeletal injury (TMsI). Individuals sustaining a TMsI are often young, do not recover quickly, and place a large economic burden on ...
Pain has many valuable functions. It often signals injury or disease, generates a wide range of adaptive behaviors, and promotes healing through rest. Despite these beneficial aspects of pain, there are negative features ...