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Understanding chronic pain

Period: Jan 20, 2021 - Jan 20, 2021
Status: laufend

In this series of mostly experimental projects we try to understand why chronic pain develops and what the mechanisms of its maintenance are. 

Project partner

Prof. Dr. Winfried Rief, University of Marburg
Prof. Dr. Harald Lachnit, University of Marburg


University of Marburg Research Funds



Glombiewski, J. A., Riecke, J., Holzapfel, S., Rief, W., König, S., Lachnit, H., & Seifart, U. (2015). Do patients with chronic pain show autonomic arousal when confronted with feared movements?: An experimental investigation of the fear–avoidance model. Pain, 156(3), 547–554.

Glombiewski, J. A., Rief, W., Bösner, S., Keller, H., Martin, A., & Donner-Banzhoff, N. (2010). The Course of Nonspecific Chest Pain in Primary Care. Archives of Internal Medicine, 170(3), 251-255.

Glombiewski, J. A., Tersek, J., & Rief, W. (2008). Muscular Reactivity and Specificity in Chronic Back Pain Patients. Psychosomatic Medicine, 70(1), 125–131.