Dr. Calia Morais New Publication

Dr. Calia Morais recently published a paper examining the effects of a literacy-adapted psychosocial intervention on changes in pain beliefs. This study found that after attending a 10-week group treatment for cognitive behavioral therapy or pain education, all participants showed an improvement in biopsychosocial pain beliefs and a reduction in biomedical pain beliefs. Thinking about pain as resulting from a biomedical cause was also associated with more pain intensity. On the other hand, a greater acknowledgment that pain is more biopsychosocial than biomedical in nature was associated with less catastrophic thoughts about pain. Read more about this important research here: The Effect of Literacy-Adapted Psychosocial Treatments on Biomedical and Biopsychosocial Pain Conceptualization