The relationship between pain and perceived stress in a population-based sample of adolescents – Is the relationship gender specific?
In the current issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Pain, Berit Østerås, Hermundur Sigmundsson and Monika Haga investigates for potential gender differences in the relationship between pain and perceived stress in adolescents, and present interesting findings . Females, both adolescent and adults, report more pain, psychosocial problems and mental health problems than males. On that note some might consider females to be more vulnerable; that stress and adverse life events to a larger extent influence physical complaints in females.
Manuscript. Published version available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2016.05.003