Maria L. Pacella, Jeffrey M. Girard, Aidan G.C. Wright, Brian Suffoletto, Clifton W. Callaway
Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Psychosocial factors and responses to injury modify the transition from acute to chronic pain. Specifically, posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms (PTSS; reexperiencing, avoidance, and hyperarousal symptoms) exacerbate and co‐occur with chronic pain. Yet no study has prospectively considered the associations among these psychological processes and pain reports using experience sampling methods (ESM) during the acute aftermath of injury.
This study applied ESM via daily text messaging to monitor and detect relationships among psychosocial factors and post‐injury pain across the first 14‐days after emergency department (ED) discharge.