Akiko Okifuji

Summary

Affiliation: University of Utah
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Do sleep disorders contribute to pain sensitivity?
    Akiko Okifuji
    Pain Research and Management Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 13:528-34. 2011
  2. pmc Sequential analyses of daily symptoms in women with fibromyalgia syndrome
    Akiko Okifuji
    Pain Research and Management Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah, 615 Arapeen Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    J Pain 12:84-93. 2011
  3. pmc Relationship between fibromyalgia and obesity in pain, function, mood, and sleep
    Akiko Okifuji
    Pain Research and Management Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    J Pain 11:1329-37. 2010
  4. pmc Evaluating obesity in fibromyalgia: neuroendocrine biomarkers, symptoms, and functions
    Akiko Okifuji
    Pain Research and Management Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah, 615 Arapeen Drive, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Clin Rheumatol 28:475-8. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Behavioral medicine approaches to pain
    Akiko Okifuji
    Pain Research and Management Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah, 615 Arapeen Drive, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Anesthesiol Clin 25:709-19, v. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Behavioral medicine approaches to pain
    Akiko Okifuji
    Pain Research and Management Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah, 615 Arapeen Drive, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Med Clin North Am 91:45-55. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Stress and psychophysiological dysregulation in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome
    Akiko Okifuji
    Division of Pain Research and Management, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, 615 Arapeen Drive, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, USA
    Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 27:129-41. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Sex hormones and pain in regularly menstruating women with fibromyalgia syndrome
    Akiko Okifuji
    Pain Research Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Pain 7:851-9. 2006
  9. pmc Nightly analyses of subjective and objective (actigraphy) measures of sleep in fibromyalgia syndrome: what accounts for the discrepancy?
    Akiko Okifuji
    Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Research and Management Center, University of Utah, 615 Arapeen Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Clin J Pain 27:289-96. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Psychological factors in chronic pain: evolution and revolution
    Dennis C Turk
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle 98195, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 70:678-90. 2002

Research Grants

  1. SEX HORMONES, STRESS, AND PAIN IN FIBROMYALGIA
    Akiko Okifuji; Fiscal Year: 2004
  2. BEHAVIORAL PREPARATION FOR TREATING FIBROMYALGIA
    Akiko Okifuji; Fiscal Year: 2009

Detail Information

Publications11

  1. doi request reprint Do sleep disorders contribute to pain sensitivity?
    Akiko Okifuji
    Pain Research and Management Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 13:528-34. 2011
    ..Continuing efforts in both experimental and clinical research are needed to develop a translationally meaningful understanding of how poor sleep impacts pain...
  2. pmc Sequential analyses of daily symptoms in women with fibromyalgia syndrome
    Akiko Okifuji
    Pain Research and Management Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah, 615 Arapeen Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    J Pain 12:84-93. 2011
    ..Despite small effects and person-to-person variability, these findings suggest that longitudinal data collection by EMA may reveal sequential or causal explanatory patterns with important clinical implications...
  3. pmc Relationship between fibromyalgia and obesity in pain, function, mood, and sleep
    Akiko Okifuji
    Pain Research and Management Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    J Pain 11:1329-37. 2010
    ..The results confirmed that obesity is a prevalent comorbidity of FMS that may contribute to the severity of the problem. Potential mechanisms underlying the relationship are discussed...
  4. pmc Evaluating obesity in fibromyalgia: neuroendocrine biomarkers, symptoms, and functions
    Akiko Okifuji
    Pain Research and Management Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah, 615 Arapeen Drive, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Clin Rheumatol 28:475-8. 2009
    ..56) and sleep efficiency (r= -0.44). No associations between self-reported symptoms and BMI were found. This study provides preliminary evidence suggesting that obesity plays a role in FMS-related dysfunction...
  5. ncbi request reprint Behavioral medicine approaches to pain
    Akiko Okifuji
    Pain Research and Management Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah, 615 Arapeen Drive, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Anesthesiol Clin 25:709-19, v. 2007
    ..Particular attention is given to cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational enhancement therapy...
  6. ncbi request reprint Behavioral medicine approaches to pain
    Akiko Okifuji
    Pain Research and Management Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah, 615 Arapeen Drive, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Med Clin North Am 91:45-55. 2007
    ..Some of the approaches listed in this paper can be incorporated into clinicians' practice regardless of specialties, and such practice will likely provide helpful venues for managing pain patients...
  7. ncbi request reprint Stress and psychophysiological dysregulation in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome
    Akiko Okifuji
    Division of Pain Research and Management, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, 615 Arapeen Drive, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, USA
    Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 27:129-41. 2002
    ..In this paper, we discuss the role of stress in the pain experience in general, stress in patients with FMS, and review the studies evaluating the ANS and HPA functions in response to various stressors...
  8. ncbi request reprint Sex hormones and pain in regularly menstruating women with fibromyalgia syndrome
    Akiko Okifuji
    Pain Research Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Pain 7:851-9. 2006
    ..Furthermore, the role of sex hormones in pain sensitivity for both FMS and healthy women seems to be limited...
  9. pmc Nightly analyses of subjective and objective (actigraphy) measures of sleep in fibromyalgia syndrome: what accounts for the discrepancy?
    Akiko Okifuji
    Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Research and Management Center, University of Utah, 615 Arapeen Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Clin J Pain 27:289-96. 2011
    ..To evaluate the concordance between the subjective and objective methods of sleep assessment in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and to delineate factors associated with discrepancy between the 2 sleep assessment methods...
  10. ncbi request reprint Psychological factors in chronic pain: evolution and revolution
    Dennis C Turk
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle 98195, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 70:678-90. 2002
    ..The authors conclude by noting that pain has received a tremendous amount of attention culminating in the passage of a law by the U.S. Congress designating the period 2001-2011 as the "The Decade of Pain Control and Research."..
  11. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based scientific data documenting the treatment and cost-effectiveness of comprehensive pain programs for chronic nonmalignant pain
    Robert J Gatchel
    Department of Psychology, College of Science, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, USA
    J Pain 7:779-93. 2006
    ..Unfortunately, such programs are not being taken advantage of because of short-sighted cost-containment policies of third-party payers...

Research Grants11

  1. SEX HORMONES, STRESS, AND PAIN IN FIBROMYALGIA
    Akiko Okifuji; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The findings from this project are expected to promote better understanding of the role of female sex hormones in noxious sensory processing in chronic pain disorders. ..
  2. BEHAVIORAL PREPARATION FOR TREATING FIBROMYALGIA
    Akiko Okifuji; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We expect that results from this study will facilitate better understanding of how motivation enhancement augments clinical benefit of rehabilitative approach for many chronic pain conditions. ..