Study Name: Study of Pain Catastrophizing (SPAC-2)

Purpose of the study

To understand the mechanisms by which cognitive processes influence pain processing.


Who is eligible?

  • 45-85 years old
  • Have knee pain

What will happen if I participate?

This study is safe, non-invasive, and does not involve medication. Participants must be 45-85 years old and be able to attend three 2 – 3.5 hours laboratory sessions in which responses during brain imaging and pain sensation testing are assessed before and after a brief pain education intervention on pain processing. Compensation will be provided.

Contact Information

Please contact the team at 352-273-6441

Research Team

Principal Investigator: Ellen Terry, Ph.D., UF College of Nursing