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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Mental Function And Quality Of Life With Chronic Pain
Principal Investigator:

James Bjork

Location: Richmond, VA
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: July 2021 - June 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $32,710
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Chronic pain is common in Veterans and astute rehabilitation plans are critical to avoid deleterious outcomes for functional outcomes and other quality of life (QoL). Attaining optimal functional outcomes after pain rehabilitation is challenging, however, in cases when a significant portion of disability stems from “nonorganic” psychological factors. Disability from primarily psychologically-driven factors would make a Veteran a poor candidate for invasive medical procedures (which w...

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