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NIH networks to advance emotional well-being research
February 1, 2021
Recent Research Results
Health Care Providers’ Facial Appearances Shape Patient Expectations About Pain and Pain Treatment
First impressions of medical providers’ online images can impact people’s decisions and expectations about pain and health outcomes even before in-person clinic visits, according to a new study funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). Led by researchers at NCCIH, the study was recently published in Social Science & Medicine.
A new analysis of data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) found that pain in U.S. adult Hispanics varies across Hispanic subpopulations. Although many Hispanic subpopulations exhibited lower prevalence of pain than White Non-Hispanics, the pain prevalence for other Hispanic subpopulations were equivalent to or greater than that for White Non-Hispanics. This analysis was conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and was recently published in The Journal of Pain.