Task-switching ability protects against the adverse effects of pain on health: A longitudinal study of older adults.

TitleTask-switching ability protects against the adverse effects of pain on health: A longitudinal study of older adults.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
JournalBritish journal of health psychology
Volume21
Issue2
Pagination434-50
ISSN1359-107X
Abstract

Ageing is often accompanied by increases in pain, which may threaten physical health. Successfully managing increased pain requires the ability to switch attention away from the pain and towards adaptive health cognitions and behaviours. However, no study to date has tested how pain interacts with task-switching ability to predict future health in older adults. Additionally, no study has tested whether objective (i.e., task-switching performance) or subjective measures of cognitive ability have a stronger impact on future health.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12178
DOI10.1111/bjhp.12178
Short TitleBr J Health Psychol
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