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Why do Patients Engage in Pain Behaviors? A Qualitative Study Examining the Perspective of Patients and Partners

OBJECTIVES: Patients’ pain behavior plays an important role in the interaction between patients and their partners, as acknowledged in operant models of pain. However, despite the considerable research attention to pain behaviors, the underlying motives of such behaviors are still unclear. The current study explores the motives to engage in pain behaviors and the possible discrepancies between individuals experiencing pain and partners’ perceptions of those motives. Continue reading

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