The long-term ambition of this project is to develop a comprehensive model of the factors facilitating and impeding optimal executive functioning throughout the lifespan. In a first step to achieve this ambitious model development the current project will focus on gaining an understanding of the mechanisms of one particular impeding factor: the role of chronic pain experiences. Building a comprehensive model of the underlying mechanisms in the relation between executive functioning and chronic pain will be achieved by investigating their mutual influences within a critical period of development, i.e. adolescence.
Caes L, Wallace E, Duncan C & Dick B (2022) The Role of Executive Functioning in Understanding Chronic Pain Experiences in Adolescence: A Pilot Multi-Method Study. Medical Research Archives, 10 (12). https://doi.org/10.18103/mra.v10i12.3361
Caes L (2021) The role of executive functioning skills in understanding chronic pain experiences in adolescents: a pilot study. (Presentation) Scottish Pain Research Community 11th Annual Meeting (SPaRC ASM), Online, 10.09.2021.