Psychological Aspects and Quality of Life in Chronic PainView this Special Issue
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Psychological Aspects and Quality of Life in Chronic Pain
Pain, if not the worst, is one of the worst symptoms that a patient experiences and has a detrimental effect on the patients’ quality of life . Chronic pain, usually defined as lasting for a period of more than 3 months, is prevalent in a variety of diseases including peripheral neuropathy [2–8], neurodegenerative diseases [9, 10], and cancer . Presence of chronic pain has an independent additional burden to patients’ mental health, increasing significantly the risk of depression . Successful management of pain, with both pharmacological and nonpharmacological approaches, can improve the quality of life and ameliorate patients’ mental health status [13–18].
In this special issue, the readers will find ten articles, covering a wide spectrum of types of pain and types of interventions and comprising “Association of depression/anxiety symptoms with neck pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of literature in China” by F. Liu et al.; “Pain intensity is not always associated with poorer health status: exploring the moderating role of spouse personality” by C. Suso-Ribera et al.; “Topical review: basic psychological needs in adolescents with chronic pain—a self-determination perspective” by A. Riggenbach et al.; “The mediating effect of central sensitization on the relation between pain intensity and psychological factors: a cross-sectional study with mediation analysis” by H. Shigetoh et al.; “Negative affect, type D personality, quality of life, and dysfunctional outcomes of total knee arthroplasty” by M. Vogel et al.; “Pain acceptance and its associated factors among cancer patients in mainland China: a cross-sectional study” by X. Xu et al.; “Reward processing under chronic pain from the perspective of “liking” and “wanting”: a narrative review” by X. Liu et al.; “Living with chronic pain: a qualitative study of the daily life of older people with chronic pain in Chile” by I. Rodríguez et al.; “Personality and personality disorders in medication overuse headache: a controlled study by SWAP-200” by F. Galli et al.; and “Quality of life in painful peripheral neuropathies: a systematic review” by A. Girach et al.
Conflicts of Interest
The editors declare that there are no conflicts of interest.
- P. Zis, P. G. Sarrigiannis, D. G. Rao, and M. Hadjivassiliou, “Quality of life in patients with gluten neuropathy: a case-controlled study,” Nutrients, vol. 10, no. 6, p. 662, 2018.
- P. Zis, A. Paladini, A. Piroli, P. C. McHugh, G. Varrassi, and M. Hadjivassiliou, “Pain as a first manifestation of paraneoplastic Neuropathies: a systematic review and meta-analysis,” Pain and Therapy, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 143–151, 2017.
- V. Brozou, A. Vadalouca, and P. Zis, “Pain in platin-induced neuropathies: a systematic review and meta-analysis,” Pain and Therapy, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 105–119, 2018.
- A. K. Artemiadis and P. Zis, “Neuropathic pain in acute and subacute Neuropathies: a systematic review,” Pain Physician, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 111–120, 2018.
- P. Zis, P. G. Sarrigiannis, D. G. Rao, and M. Hadjivassiliou, “Gluten neuropathy: prevalence of neuropathic pain and the role of gluten-free diet,” Journal of Neurology, vol. 265, no. 10, pp. 2231–2236, 2018.
- P. Zis, R. A. Grünewald, R. K. Chaudhuri, and M. Hadjivassiliou, “Peripheral neuropathy in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review,” Journal of the Neurological Sciences, vol. 378, pp. 204–209, 2017.
- T. Julian, N. Glascow, R. Syeed, and P. Zis, “Alcohol-related peripheral neuropathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis,” Journal of Neurology, 2018.
- P. Zis, P. G. Sarrigiannis, D. G. Rao, C. Hewamadduma, and M. Hadjivassiliou, “Chronic idiopathic axonal polyneuropathy: prevalence of pain and impact on quality of life,” Brain Behav, vol. 9, no. 1, Article ID e01171, 2019.
- J. K. Adewusi, M. Hadjivassiliou, A. Vinagre-Aragón et al., “Peripheral neuropathic pain in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease: prevalence and impact on quality of life; a case controlled study,” Journal of the Neurological Sciences, vol. 392, pp. 3–7, 2018.
- J. K. Adewusi, M. Hadjivassiliou, A. Vinagre-Aragón et al., “Sensory neuropathic symptoms in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease: prevalence and impact on quality of life,” Acta Neurologica Belgica, vol. 118, no. 3, pp. 445–450, 2018 Sep.
- P. Zis and G. Varrassi, “Painful peripheral neuropathy and cancer,” Pain and Therapy, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 115-116, 2017.
- P. Zis, A. Daskalaki, I. Bountouni, P. Sykioti, G. Varrassi, and A. Paladini, “Depression and chronic pain in the elderly: links and management challenges,” Clinical Interventions in Aging, vol. 12, pp. 709–720, 2017.
- A. Vadalouca, E. Raptis, E. Moka, P. Zis, P. Sykioti, and I. Siafaka, “Pharmacological treatment of neuropathic cancer pain: a comprehensive review of the current literature,” Pain Practice, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 219–251, 2012.
- E. Stavropoulou, E. Argyra, P. Zis, A. Vadalouca, and I. Siafaka, “The effect of intravenous lidocaine on trigeminal neuralgia: a randomized double blind placebo controlled trial,” ISRN Pain, vol. 2014, Article ID 853826, 5 pages, 2014.
- P. Zis, A. Apsokardos, C. Isaia, P. Sykioti, and A. Vadalouca, “Posttraumatic and postsurgical neuropathic pain responsive to treatment with capsaicin 8% topical patch,” Pain Physician, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. E213–E218, 2014 Mar-Apr.
- G. Varrassi, M. Fusco, S. D. Skaper et al., “A pharmacological rationale to reduce the incidence of opioid induced tolerance and hyperalgesia: a review,” Pain and Therapy, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 59–75, 2018.
- P. Zis, N. Bernali, E. Argira, I. Siafaka, and A. Vadalouka, “Effectiveness and impact of capsaicin 8% patch on quality of life in patients with lumbosacral pain: an open-label study,” Pain Physician, vol. 19, no. 7, pp. E1049–E1053, 2016.
- K. Vitoula, A. Venneri, G. Varrassi et al., “Behavioral therapy approaches for the management of low back pain: an up-to-date systematic review,” Pain and Therapy, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 1–12, 2018.
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