Biobehavioral pain research: a multi-institute assessment of cross-cutting issues and research needs.

Journal Article

In 1994 ten NIH institutes sponsored an interagency workshop focusing on biobehavioral pain research. The workshop had three major goals: (1) to review the current status of biobehavioral pain research (2) to identify critical research needs, and (3) to enhance interdisciplinary and interagency cooperation in pain research. The purpose of this article is to summarize the presentations at this meeting and to highlight some of the key research recommendations. Research topics addressed include (a) understanding critical interfaces between biology and behavior; (b) pain, suffering, and emotion; (c) pain and behavior; (d) behavior-related interventions; (e) commonalities and differences in pain expression, experience, and treatment; and (f) pain in special populations. The article concludes with a summary of NIH pain research activities that have taken place since the workshop.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keefe, FJ; Jacobs, M; Underwood-Gordon, L

Published Date

  • June 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 91 - 103

PubMed ID

  • 9186016

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-8047

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00002508-199706000-00003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States