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Internalized stigma in people living with chronic pain

Waugh, Olivia; Byrne, Donald; Nicholas, Michael


Although persistent pain occurs in a sociocultural context, the influence of personal devaluation and invalidation is often neglected. As such, the present study sought to consider whether individuals' experience, perception, or anticipation of negative social reactions to their pain may become internalized and affect the self. To examine this issue, 92 adults with chronic pain responded to a questionnaire exploring the presence of internalized stigma and its association with a range of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pain
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2014.02.001


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