A conceptual framework for understanding chronic pain in patients with HIV.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Chronic pain is common in persons with HIV and is often associated with psychiatric illness and substance abuse. Current literature links psychiatric illness and substance abuse with worse HIV outcomes; however, the relationship of chronic pain, alone and in the context of psychiatric illness and substance abuse, to outcomes in HIV has not been described. To develop this new area of inquiry, we propose an adapted biopsychosocial framework specifically for chronic pain in HIV. This framework will describe these relationships and serve as a conceptual framework for future investigations.
  • Published In

  • Pain Practice  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Biopsychosocial framework, HIV, chronic pain, conceptual framework, outcomes, psychiatric illness, substance abuse, Chronic Pain, HIV Infections, Health Behavior, Humans, Models, Theoretical, Quality of Life
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    Author List

  • Merlin JS; Zinski A; Norton WE; Ritchie CS; Saag MS; Mugavero MJ; Treisman G; Hooten WM
  • Start Page

  • 207
  • End Page

  • 216
  • Volume

  • 14
  • Issue

  • 3