Steven J Linton

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Affiliation: Orebro University
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Prognosis and the identification of workers risking disability: research issues and directions for future research
    Steven J Linton
    Department of Behavioral, Social and Legal Sciences Psychology, Orebro University, Orebro, 701 82, Sweden
    J Occup Rehabil 15:459-74. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Reassurance: help or hinder in the treatment of pain
    Steven J Linton
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology CHAMP, Department of Behavioral, Social and Legal Sciences, Psychology Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden
    Pain 134:5-8. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of exposure in vivo for patients with spinal pain reporting fear of work-related activities
    Steven J Linton
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology CHAMP, Department of Behavioral, Social, and Legal Sciences Psychology, Orebro University, Sweden
    Eur J Pain 12:722-30. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint A 5-year follow-up evaluation of the health and economic consequences of an early cognitive behavioral intervention for back pain: a randomized, controlled trial
    Steven J Linton
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:853-8. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Cognitive vulnerability in the development of concomitant pain and sleep disturbances
    Shane MacDonald
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology CHAMP, Orebro University, Sweden
    Br J Health Psychol 15:417-34. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Psychological processes underlying the development of a chronic pain problem: a prospective study of the relationship between profiles of psychological variables in the fear-avoidance model and disability
    Katja Boersma
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
    Clin J Pain 22:160-6. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Both early and late changes in psychological variables relate to treatment outcome for musculoskeletal pain patients at risk for disability
    Sofia Bergbom
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Orebro University, 70182 Orebro, Sweden
    Behav Res Ther 50:726-34. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint The effects of cognitive-behavioral and physical therapy preventive interventions on pain-related sick leave: a randomized controlled trial
    Steven J Linton
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
    Clin J Pain 21:109-19. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Relationship among pain catastrophizing, depressed mood, and outcomes across physical therapy treatments
    Sofia Bergbom
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Orebro University, 701 82 Orebro, Sweden
    Phys Ther 91:754-64. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial work stressors for insomnia: a prospective study on 50-60-year-old adults in the working population
    Markus Jansson-Frojmark
    Department of Behavioral, Social, and Legal Sciences, Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden
    Int J Behav Med 14:222-8. 2007

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Publications55

  1. ncbi request reprint Prognosis and the identification of workers risking disability: research issues and directions for future research
    Steven J Linton
    Department of Behavioral, Social and Legal Sciences Psychology, Orebro University, Orebro, 701 82, Sweden
    J Occup Rehabil 15:459-74. 2005
    ..This paper reviews the research on prognosis to delineate the most pertinent research challenges, and outlines directions for future research to improve the scientific quality and screening accuracy of prognostic efforts...
  2. ncbi request reprint Reassurance: help or hinder in the treatment of pain
    Steven J Linton
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology CHAMP, Department of Behavioral, Social and Legal Sciences, Psychology Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden
    Pain 134:5-8. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of exposure in vivo for patients with spinal pain reporting fear of work-related activities
    Steven J Linton
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology CHAMP, Department of Behavioral, Social, and Legal Sciences Psychology, Orebro University, Sweden
    Eur J Pain 12:722-30. 2008
    ..Pain-related fear is related to disability in persistent pain conditions. Exposure treatment has been reported to be of great benefit in replicated single case experiments...
  4. ncbi request reprint A 5-year follow-up evaluation of the health and economic consequences of an early cognitive behavioral intervention for back pain: a randomized, controlled trial
    Steven J Linton
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:853-8. 2006
    ..A 5-year follow-up of a randomized, controlled trial...
  5. doi request reprint Cognitive vulnerability in the development of concomitant pain and sleep disturbances
    Shane MacDonald
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology CHAMP, Orebro University, Sweden
    Br J Health Psychol 15:417-34. 2010
    ..The present study uses a cognitive behavioural framework to explore the idea that people with pain and sleep disturbances share a common cognitive vulnerability...
  6. ncbi request reprint Psychological processes underlying the development of a chronic pain problem: a prospective study of the relationship between profiles of psychological variables in the fear-avoidance model and disability
    Katja Boersma
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
    Clin J Pain 22:160-6. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to test whether distinct profiles of variables within the fear-avoidance model could be identified and could be related to disability in a meaningful way...
  7. doi request reprint Both early and late changes in psychological variables relate to treatment outcome for musculoskeletal pain patients at risk for disability
    Sofia Bergbom
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Orebro University, 70182 Orebro, Sweden
    Behav Res Ther 50:726-34. 2012
    ..Changes in the proposed process variables in the fear avoidance model, early as well as late in treatment, thus add valuable information to the explanation of outcome...
  8. ncbi request reprint The effects of cognitive-behavioral and physical therapy preventive interventions on pain-related sick leave: a randomized controlled trial
    Steven J Linton
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
    Clin J Pain 21:109-19. 2005
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Relationship among pain catastrophizing, depressed mood, and outcomes across physical therapy treatments
    Sofia Bergbom
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Orebro University, 701 82 Orebro, Sweden
    Phys Ther 91:754-64. 2011
    ..Understanding various patterns of prognostic factors and how these factors change during treatment is important for developing treatments targeting important factors...
  10. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial work stressors for insomnia: a prospective study on 50-60-year-old adults in the working population
    Markus Jansson-Frojmark
    Department of Behavioral, Social, and Legal Sciences, Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden
    Int J Behav Med 14:222-8. 2007
    ..Work-related stressors are often viewed as being a source for disturbed sleep...
  11. doi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia co-morbid with hearing impairment: a randomized controlled trial
    Markus Jansson-Frojmark
    School of Law, Psychology, and Social Work, Orebro University, SE 701 82, Orebro, Sweden
    J Clin Psychol Med Settings 19:224-34. 2012
    ..These findings are in line with previous results on the effects of CBT-I in other medical conditions...
  12. doi request reprint Catastrophizing moderates the effect of exposure in vivo for back pain patients with pain-related fear
    Ida K Flink
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology CHAMP, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Orebro, Sweden
    Eur J Pain 14:887-92. 2010
    ..These findings denote that catastrophizing is a moderator of treatment outcome in exposure whereas several psychological variables might be important for the treatment process...
  13. doi request reprint The role of depression and catastrophizing in musculoskeletal pain
    Steven J Linton
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology, School of Law, Psychology, and Social Work, Orebro University, Sweden
    Eur J Pain 15:416-22. 2011
    ..It suggests that each should be assessed in the clinic and that future research should focus on treatments specifically designed to tackle both depressed mood and catastrophizing...
  14. doi request reprint Development of a short form of the Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire
    Steven J Linton
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology, Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:1891-5. 2011
    ..A longitudinal design where the questionnaire was completed at a pretest and predictive ability evaluated with a 1-year follow-up. A second sample was employed to provide a replication...
  15. ncbi request reprint Expectancy, fear and pain in the prediction of chronic pain and disability: a prospective analysis
    Katja Boersma
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital, Sweden
    Eur J Pain 10:551-7. 2006
    ..However, the strong interrelations between the variables call for precaution in treating them as if they were separate entities existing in reality...
  16. doi request reprint Psychometric properties of an insomnia-specific measure of worry: the Anxiety and Preoccupation about Sleep Questionnaire
    Markus Jansson-Frojmark
    School of Law, Psychology, and Social Work, Orebro University, Sweden
    Cogn Behav Ther 40:65-76. 2011
    ..They also were significantly correlated with sleep parameters and daytime impairment. The findings suggest that the APSQ is a psychometrically sound instrument for assessing worry in insomnia...
  17. ncbi request reprint Psychological mechanisms in the maintenance of insomnia: arousal, distress, and sleep-related beliefs
    Markus Jansson
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital, SE 701 85 Orebro, Sweden
    Behav Res Ther 45:511-21. 2007
    ..This study shows that sleep-related beliefs, anxiety, depression, and arousal are related to the maintenance of persistent insomnia, but also that these mechanisms often co-occur in individuals with insomnia...
  18. ncbi request reprint Reconstructing the past on the Original Pain Recall Assessment form (OPRA)
    Shane MacDonald
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology, Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden
    J Pain 10:809-17. 2009
    ..In a basic research setting, the form offers the potential to evaluate individual correlates of pain recall. It can also be used at an individual level to describe the character of disagreement with prior ratings...
  19. ncbi request reprint Avoidant safety behaviors and catastrophizing: shared cognitive-behavioral processes and consequences in co-morbid pain and sleep disorders
    Shane MacDonald
    Department of Behavioral, Social, and Legal Sciences, Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden
    Int J Behav Med 15:201-10. 2008
    ..Research and theory suggest that the symptom pair of chronic pain and insomnia may be maintained by shared cognitive-behavioral processes and consequences...
  20. doi request reprint Does teaching physical therapists to deliver a biopsychosocial treatment program result in better patient outcomes? A randomized controlled trial
    Thomas Overmeer
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital, SE 701 85 Orebro, Sweden
    Phys Ther 91:804-19. 2011
    ..Psychosocial prognostic factors are important in the development of chronic pain, but treatment providers often lack knowledge and skills to assess and address these risk factors...
  21. doi request reprint Understanding catastrophizing from a misdirected problem-solving perspective
    Ida K Flink
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Orebro University, Sweden
    Br J Health Psychol 17:408-19. 2012
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Pain in childbirth and postpartum recovery: the role of catastrophizing
    Ida K Flink
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology, Department of Behavioural, Social and Legal Sciences Psychology, Orebro University, Sweden
    Eur J Pain 13:312-6. 2009
    ..Further research is needed to identify appropriate interventions for catastrophizing women during the latter part of pregnancy...
  23. ncbi request reprint The development of insomnia within the first year: a focus on worry
    Markus Jansson
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
    Br J Health Psychol 11:501-11. 2006
    ..The aim of this investigation was to study the relationships between sleep-related worry and subjective sleep perception as a function of stage of chronicity...
  24. ncbi request reprint Screening to identify patients at risk: profiles of psychological risk factors for early intervention
    Katja Boersma
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
    Clin J Pain 21:38-43; discussion 69-72. 2005
    ..Providing interventions specific to the factors isolated in the profiles should enhance the prevention of persistent pain and disability...
  25. doi request reprint Sleep disturbance and depressive symptoms in adolescence: the role of catastrophic worry
    Nanette S Danielsson
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology, School of Law, Psychology, and Social Work, Orebro University, 70182, Orebro, Sweden
    J Youth Adolesc 42:1223-33. 2013
    ..Several potentially important practical implications, including suggestions for intervention and prevention programs, are highlighted...
  26. pmc The course of insomnia over one year: a longitudinal study in the general population in Sweden
    Markus Jansson-Frojmark
    Department of Behavioral, Social, and Legal Sciences, Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden
    Sleep 31:881-6. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the course of insomnia in the general population over one year with an emphasis on prevalence, consequences, persistence, remission, and incidence of insomnia...
  27. ncbi request reprint Is perfectionism related to pre-existing and future insomnia? A prospective study
    Markus Jansson-Frojmark
    Department of Behavioural, Social and Legal Sciences, Orebro University, SE 701 82 Orebro, Sweden
    Br J Clin Psychol 46:119-24. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the role of perfectionism to pre-existing and future insomnia...
  28. ncbi request reprint Early identification of patients at risk of developing a persistent back problem: the predictive validity of the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire
    Steven J Linton
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
    Clin J Pain 19:80-6. 2003
    ..To test the predictive utility of the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire in identifying patients at risk for developing persistent back pain problems...
  29. doi request reprint Impact of psychological factors in the experience of pain
    Steven J Linton
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology CHAMP, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Orebro University, Örebro 701 82, Sweden
    Phys Ther 91:700-11. 2011
    ..Because psychological processes have an influence on both the experience of pain and the treatment outcome, the integration of psychological principles into physical therapy treatment would seem to have potential to enhance outcomes...
  30. ncbi request reprint How does persistent pain develop? An analysis of the relationship between psychological variables, pain and function across stages of chronicity
    Katja Boersma
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
    Behav Res Ther 43:1495-507. 2005
    ..This suggests that the time point in the development of a musculoskeletal pain problem might be an essential aspect of the importance of the relationship between psychological components and function...
  31. doi request reprint Pain catastrophizing as repetitive negative thinking: a development of the conceptualization
    Ida Landström Flink
    Center of Health and Medical Psychology, School of Law, Psychology, and Social Work, Orebro University, Sweden
    Cogn Behav Ther 42:215-23. 2013
    ..Our intention with this development of the conceptualization is to give rise to new ideas for research and clinical practice and to revitalize discussions about the theoretical framework around pain-related catastrophizing. ..
  32. ncbi request reprint Burnout in the working population: relations to psychosocial work factors
    Karin M Lindblom
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro Medical Center, Orebro, Sweden
    Int J Behav Med 13:51-9. 2006
    ..We conclude that psychosocial work factors are important in association to burnout regardless of occupation...
  33. doi request reprint A psychological view of sexual pain among women: applying the fear-avoidance model
    Johanna Thomtén
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology, Department of Behavioral, Social and Legal Sciences Psychology, Orebro University, Sweden
    Womens Health (Lond Engl) 9:251-63. 2013
    ..The purpose of this paper is to examine how well research findings on dyspareunia (intercourse pain) fit the fear-avoidance (FA) model on pain...
  34. ncbi request reprint How is persistent insomnia maintained? A prospective study on 50-60 years old adults in the general population
    Markus Jansson-Frojmark
    Department of Behavioral, Social, and Legal Sciences, Orebro University, Sweden
    Br J Health Psychol 13:121-33. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine whether arousal, distress and sleep-related beliefs are related to the maintenance of insomnia in old adults...
  35. doi request reprint The role of sleep-related beliefs to improvement in early cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia
    Markus Jansson-Frojmark
    Department of Behavioral, Social, and Legal Sciences, Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden
    Cogn Behav Ther 37:5-13. 2008
    ..In all, this might suggest that sleep-related beliefs play a slightly different role in insomnia than previously envisioned...
  36. ncbi request reprint Do evidence-based guidelines have an impact in primary care? A cross-sectional study of Swedish physicians and physiotherapists
    Thomas Overmeer
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:146-51. 2005
    ..A cross-sectional study of physicians and physiotherapists in primary care...
  37. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral group therapy as an early intervention for insomnia: a randomized controlled trial
    Markus Jansson
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro Medical Center, S 701 85 Orebro, Sweden
    J Occup Rehabil 15:177-90. 2005
    ..A CBT group intervention may well be a viable early intervention for patients with insomnia in a wide range of health services...
  38. doi request reprint Do physical therapists change their beliefs, attitudes, knowledge, skills and behaviour after a biopsychosocially orientated university course?
    Thomas Overmeer
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden
    J Eval Clin Pract 15:724-32. 2009
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Associations between psychological factors and nighttime/daytime symptomatology in insomnia
    Markus Jansson-Frojmark
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, SE 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    Cogn Behav Ther 41:273-87. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to examine psychological factors in insomnia and the association between psychological mechanisms and nighttime and daytime symptoms...
  40. ncbi request reprint The back pain beliefs of health care providers: are we fear-avoidant?
    Steven J Linton
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro Medical Center, 701 85 Orebro, Sweden
    J Occup Rehabil 12:223-32. 2002
    ..5; 90%CI = 1.00-2.27). It is concluded that some practitioners hold beliefs reflecting fear-avoidance and that these beliefs may influence treatment practice...
  41. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial work stressors in the development and maintenance of insomnia: a prospective study
    Markus Jansson
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
    J Occup Health Psychol 11:241-8. 2006
    ..This might have implications for how insomnia is conceptualized as it places work stressors in the model and for how interventions at different stages of insomnia are implemented...
  42. doi request reprint Reducing the threat value of chronic pain: A preliminary replicated single-case study of interoceptive exposure versus distraction in six individuals with chronic back pain
    Ida K Flink
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology CHAMP, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Orebro University, 701 82 Orebro, Sweden
    Behav Res Ther 47:721-8. 2009
    ..The study raises some important clinical and methodological issues that could inform future research in this area...
  43. doi request reprint The pain recovery inventory of concerns and expectations: a psychosocial screening instrument to identify intervention needs among patients at elevated risk of back disability
    William S Shaw
    Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, Hopkinton, MA 01748, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 55:885-94. 2013
    ..To reduce a full psychosocial test battery to a brief screening questionnaire to triage return-to-work strategies among patients with low back pain (LBP)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Does work stress predict insomnia? A prospective study
    Steven J Linton
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital and Department of Behavioral, Social and Legal Sciences, Orebro University, Sweden
    Br J Health Psychol 9:127-36. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the one-year development of self-reported sleep problems in workers with no sleep problem at baseline, and to evaluate the role of work stress in the etiology of a new episode...
  45. ncbi request reprint Correspondence of back pain patients' self-reports of sick leave and Swedish National Insurance Authority register
    Steven J Linton
    Center for Health and Medical Psychology, School of Law, Psychology, and Social Work, Orebro University, Sweden
    Percept Mot Skills 112:133-7. 2011
    ..It is concluded that self-reports correspond well with recorded data and that their use in research is justified...
  46. ncbi request reprint Fear-avoidance beliefs and catastrophizing: occurrence and risk factor in back pain and ADL in the general population
    Nina Buer
    Neurotec Department, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Pain 99:485-91. 2002
    ..The results suggest that fear-avoidance beliefs and catastrophizing may play an active part in the transition from acute to chronic pain and clinical implications include screening and early intervention...
  47. ncbi request reprint Identification of obstacles for chronic pain patients to return to work: evaluation of a questionnaire
    Charlotta Marhold
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Box 1225, SE 751 42 Uppsala, Sweden
    J Occup Rehabil 12:65-75. 2002
    ..This study suggests that patients' perceptions and beliefs about work and returning to work may be a significant hindrance for actual recovery...
  48. ncbi request reprint Pain, disability and coping reflected in the diurnal cortisol variability in patients scheduled for lumbar disc surgery
    Ann Christin Johansson
    Center for Clinical Research, Uppsala University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Central Hospital, SE 721 89 Västerås, Sweden
    Eur J Pain 12:633-40. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to explore the relation between pain, physical function, psychosocial factors and quality of life to the diurnal cortisol variability, in patients with lumbar disc herniation...
  49. ncbi request reprint Patient clusters in acute, work-related back pain based on patterns of disability risk factors
    William S Shaw
    Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, Center for Disability Research, Hopkinton, Massachusetts 01748, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 49:185-93. 2007
    ..To identify subgroups of patients with work-related back pain based on disability risk factors...
  50. ncbi request reprint Improving return to work research
    Glenn Pransky
    Center for Disability Research, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, 71 Frankland Road, Hopkinton, MA 01748, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 15:453-7. 2005
    ..Despite considerable multidisciplinary research on return to work (RTW), there has been only modest progress in implementation of study results, and little change in overall rates of work disability in developed countries...
  51. ncbi request reprint The fear-avoidance model of musculoskeletal pain: current state of scientific evidence
    Maaike Leeuw
    Department of Medical, Clinical, and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Behav Med 30:77-94. 2007
    ..Finally, available evidence on recent clinical applications is provided, and unresolved issues that need further exploration are discussed...
  52. ncbi request reprint Integrating psychosocial and behavioral interventions to achieve optimal rehabilitation outcomes
    Michael Jl Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, C P 6128 Succ Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec, H3C 3J7, Canada
    J Occup Rehabil 15:475-89. 2005
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Reducing sickness absence from work due to low back pain: how well do intervention strategies match modifiable risk factors?
    William S Shaw
    Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, Center for Disability Research, 71 Frankland Road, Hopkinton, MA 01748, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 16:591-605. 2006
    ..To assess, from the review literature, the extent to which effective strategies for reducing work absence after acute low back pain (LBP) match empirical risk factors...
  54. pmc Psychosocial stress factors among patients with lumbar disc herniation, scheduled for disc surgery in comparison with patients scheduled for arthroscopic knee surgery
    Ann Christin Johansson
    Department of Orthopaedics Centre for Clinical Research, Uppsala University, Central Hospital, 72189 Västerås, Sweden
    Eur Spine J 16:961-70. 2007
    ..It was notable that the disc patients had high expectations in terms of improved job satisfaction after treatment by surgery...
  55. ncbi request reprint Are we "fear-avoidant"?
    Johan W S Vlaeyen
    Pain 124:240-1. 2006