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Attentional bias toward pictorial representations of pain in individuals with chronic headache

Schoth, Daniel E. and Liossi, Christina (2010) Attentional bias toward pictorial representations of pain in individuals with chronic headache The Clinical Journal of Pain, 26, (3), pp. 244-250. (doi:10.1097/AJP.0b013e3181bed0f9). (PMID:20173439).

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Abstract

Objectives: This study investigated attentional biases for pictorial headache-related stimuli in individuals with chronic headache and healthy controls.

Methods: Attentional bias was assessed using a visual probe task that presented headache-related images and neutral images at 2 exposure duration conditions, 500 and 1250?ms.

Results: The results indicated that individuals with chronic daily headache showed a significantly greater overall attentional bias across presentation times toward headache-related stimuli compared with the controls, which indicates a bias in both initial orienting and maintained attention to pain cues in this group.

Discussion: It is concluded that both hypervigilance and sustained processing are critical factors for the maintenance of chronic pain.

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Published date: March 2010
Organisations: Human Wellbeing

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Local EPrints ID: 146277
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/146277
ISSN: 0749-8047
PURE UUID: 64765668-71fe-47c3-88bf-5a0f024f5897

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Date deposited: 22 Apr 2010 10:27
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:04

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