Factors Affecting Adults’ Choice of Opioids for Pain Relief

PainRelief.com: What should readers take away from your report?

Response: Health related attitudes, self-reported mental health, and lifestyle choices such as exercise and smoking are associated with patients’ choices among opioid and non-opioid treatments. These results can help clinicians guide patients towards non-opioid treatments.

PainRelief.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work?

Response: We do not know much about the prevalence of non-opioid treatment options for pain, and to what extent insurance coverage affects treatment choice for patients with pain.

This research was conducted by federal employees. No disclosures.


Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Available online 14 August 2020
Patient factors that affect opioid use among adults with and without chronic pain
Didem M Bernard William Encinosa JoelCohen Zhengyi Fang

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