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Scandinavian Journal of Pain

Official Journal of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain

Editor-in-Chief: Breivik, Harald

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Volume 13, Issue 1


Optimists fare better when chronic pain strikes – Or does pain related disability make us pessimists?

Christopher Sivert Nielsen
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  • Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Department of Ageing and Health, Oslo, Norway
  • Oslo University Hospital, Department of Pain Management and Research, Oslo, Norway
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Published Online: 2016-10-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2016.09.009


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About the article

Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Department of Ageing and Health, Post box 4404, Nydalen,0403 Oslo, Norway.

Published Online: 2016-10-01

Published in Print: 2016-10-01

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Citation Information: Scandinavian Journal of Pain, Volume 13, Issue 1, Pages 146–147, ISSN (Online) 1877-8879, ISSN (Print) 1877-8860, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2016.09.009.

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