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Mindfulness Found to Improve Pain-Related Stress Appraisals

August 15, 2017

For patients with anticipated pain and/or actual pain, mindfulness may be an effective coping strategy, according to a new study conducted by Samsuk Kim, graduate student in health psychology.

“Chronic pain has been identified as one of the major factors contributing to disability and overall life dissatisfaction. However, not all chronic pain patients develop disability, so I was very interested in what makes these individual differences,” said lead author Samsuk Kim, a graduate student in health psychology at UM-Dearborn, in explaining the impetus for the study.

Ms. Kim shares her thoughts on her research in this article and video, "Mindfulness Found to Improve Pain-Related Stress Appraisals" published August 9 by Pain Medicine News.

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