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."
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.
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.
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.
Specific characteristics in several brain structures and psychological features may predict the magnitude of the placebo response.
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.
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.
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.
Patient blinding in randomized placebo-controlled trials on pharmacologic treatments for chronic pain conditions may seldom be assessed.
A population-based, cohort study was conducted to identify knee pain in a group of older adults.
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.
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