Journal article

Sensory Modulation An Important Piece of the Disability Puzzle for Adolescents With Persistent Pain

Cate Sinclair, Pamela Meredith, Jenny Strong, George A Chalkiadis

CLINICAL JOURNAL OF PAIN | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Sensory modulation patterns contribute to altered pain perception and disengagement in activities; atypical sensory modulation patterns have been associated with higher pain sensitivity, catastrophizing, and reduced function. Objectives of this study were to ascertain whether: adolescents with persistent pain had atypical sensory modulation patterns, atypical sensory modulation was associated with reduced functioning and higher pain, and pain catastrophizing mediated the relationship between sensory modulation and functional disability. METHODS: Adolescents (N=70, females=63, males=7) attending tertiary level interdisciplinary team assessment for persistent pain completed sensory..

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