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The Role of Psychological Factors in Phantom Limb Pain Reviewed

The Role of Psychological Factors in Phantom Limb Pain Reviewed

Up to 85% of amputees experience phantom limb pain: sensations in the missing limb that patients may describe as burning, cramping, tingling, itching, stabbing, throbbing, or a feeling of "pins and needles."

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Factors Promoting Participation in Self-Management Training Program for Chronic Pain

Factors Promoting Participation in Self-Management Training Program for Chronic Pain

Factors underlying participation in the Living Better Beyond Pain, a self-management training program for patients with chronic pain, as well as benefits gained from participating in the program and associated barriers were identified.

Gendered Perceptions of Socially Acceptable Pain Relief Strategies

Gendered Perceptions of Socially Acceptable Pain Relief Strategies

Men and women may seek pain relief in both gendered and ungendered ways, depending on whether gender norms or perceptions of analgesic efficacy are thought to define social acceptability.

Benefits of a Pain and Stress Management Program for Chronic Pain

Benefits of a Pain and Stress Management Program for Chronic Pain

A "Pain and Stress Management" program for the management of chronic pain, was found to be effective in alleviating pain, diminishing stress, promoting self-management of pain, and ameliorating general well-being.

Predicting the Magnitude of Placebo Analgesia in Chronic Pain

Predicting the Magnitude of Placebo Analgesia in Chronic Pain

Specific characteristics in several brain structures and psychological features may predict the magnitude of the placebo response.

Smartphone App Helps Evaluate Catastrophizing in Chronic Pain

Smartphone App Helps Evaluate Catastrophizing in Chronic Pain

In patients with chronic pain conditions, daily pain assessments using a smartphone app indicated a positive correlation between perceived change in pain symptoms and levels of pain catastrophizing.

Screening Tool May Identify Distress in Parents of Children With Chronic Pain

Screening Tool May Identify Distress in Parents of Children With Chronic Pain

A self-report screening tool designed to identify impaired psychosocial functioning and behavioral responses in parents of children with chronic pain was found to be useful clinically.

OTC Analgesic Use High, Associated With Worse-Than-Expected Clinical Profiles

OTC Analgesic Use High, Associated With Worse-Than-Expected Clinical Profiles

The clinical profiles of patients taking over-the-counter pain medications were found to be poorer than expected, with a high prevalence of migraine headache and many reporting frequent and disabling pain for extended durations.

Predictors for Blinding Assessment Rates in Chronic Pain Trials

Predictors for Blinding Assessment Rates in Chronic Pain Trials

Patient blinding in randomized placebo-controlled trials on pharmacologic treatments for chronic pain conditions may seldom be assessed.

Differentiation of Knee Pain Phenotypes Among Older Adults

Differentiation of Knee Pain Phenotypes Among Older Adults

A population-based, cohort study was conducted to identify knee pain in a group of older adults.

Photo Elicitation on Social Media Can Provide Perspective to Patients With Chronic Pain

Photo Elicitation on Social Media Can Provide Perspective to Patients With Chronic Pain

For patients with chronic pain, photo elicitation on social networks may represent a novel way to get a better understanding of lived experiences with chronic pain.