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Child attention to pain and pain tolerance are dependent upon anxiety and attention control: An eye-tracking study

Abstract:

Pain is common and can be debilitating in childhood. Theoretical models propose that attention to pain plays a key role in pain outcomes, however, very little research has investigated this in youth. This study examined how anxiety-related variables and attention control interacted to predict children's attention to pain cues using eye-tracking methodology, and their pain tolerance on the cold pressor test (CPT).Children aged 8-17 years had their eye-gaze tracked whilst they viewed photograph...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1002/ejp.920

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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
European Journal of Pain Journal website
Volume:
21
Issue:
2
Pages:
250-263
Publication date:
2016-07-27
Acceptance date:
2016-06-13
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EISSN:
1532-2149
ISSN:
1090-3801
Pubs id:
pubs:636352
URN:
uri:8e4141e1-1936-4421-a70b-867e885a0fea
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uuid:8e4141e1-1936-4421-a70b-867e885a0fea
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pubs:636352

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