Identifying Psychological Risk Factors For Response To Treatment In Musculoskeletal Chronic Pain.

Universities and Institutes of Italy


October 7, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1) Recognised Researcher (R2) Established Researcher (R3) Leading Researcher (R4)
  • Application Deadline: 07/10/2022
  • Location: Italy
  • Type Of Contract: To be defined
  • Musculoskeletal chronic pain (MSCP) is a common clinical condition recognized worldwide as a major cause of increased years of life with a disability. The nature of MSCP reflects extremely varied epidemiology that complicates the development of adequate solutions. Overall, currently, available treatment options had short-term efficacy, with severe repercussions in the individual quality of life and broad economic implications. The treatment guidelines for MSCP point out the importance of developing effective therapies and recommend identifying subgroups of patients at risk. This project aims to explore the role of psychological processes for response to pain, as factors that can influence the treatment effectiveness in a biopsychosocial approach. In a sample of MSCP patients, the study aims to evaluate the role of specific psychological (i.e., personality features, alexithymia, catastrophizing, self-efficacy) and

    Eligibility criteria

    a) the titles and scientific publications including: a PhD or equivalent qualification obtained abroad, the degree of specialization of the medical area, the certificates of attendance at post-graduate courses taken abroad as well as the performance of a documented research at public and tested by means of contracts, grants or assignments, both in Italy and abroad (60 points out of 100). b) interview (40 points out of a hundred). Can not be allowed to interview candidates who have obtained less than 20/100 in the valuation of securities. The bankruptcy proceedings will conclude with the winner and the formation of a list of suitable valid up to a maximum of one year, whose use is restricted to the specific requirements specified in the notice

    Eligible destination country/ies for fellows:

  • Italy
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  • Selection process

    the research grant under this contract shall be granted after a comparative evaluation based on the qualifications presented by applicants

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    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https:// WWW.UNICH.IT
  • Country: Italy
  • City: Chieti
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