Professor Michael Nicholas

Professor
Pain Management Research Institute, Northern Clinical School
Kolling Institute of Medical Research

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre

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Current research students

Project title Research student
"Economic Evaluation of Chronic Pain Interventions: Developing a population-based Simulation Model to measure the cost-effectiveness of pain interventions including labour force participation and national economic outcomes in the working age population" Anonnya Rizwana CHOWDHURY

Selected grants

2018

  • OLE - Health Challenges: Pain and Society; Devonshire E, Glare P, Nicholas M, Peck C, Sharpe L; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.
  • Implementation of a novel clinical pathway of care for common musculoskeletal disorders in primary care.; Rebbeck T, Simic M, Ferreira P, Cameron I, Sterling M, Nicholas M, Trevena L, Beales D, Connelly L, Refshauge K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2015

  • Developing a screening tool to identify patients at risk of transitioning from acute to chronic postsurgical pain; Overton S, Nicholas M, MacPherson R, Asghari A; NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation/Research Support.
  • Evaluation of community physiotherapy pain self-management study; Nicholas M, Devonshire E, Sanders D; Motor Accident Authority of New South Wales/Project Support.
  • Evaluation of GP-controlled pain management study; Nicholas M, Devonshire E, Sanders D; Motor Accident Authority of New South Wales/Project Support.

2014

  • Understanding persistent low back pain where it resides, in the brain; Schabrun S, McAuley J, Graven-Nielsen T, Nicholas M, Henschke N, Khan A; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Workplace Physical Activity Collaboration: Faculty of Health Sciences Collaborative Grants 2014; Stamatakis E, Mackey M, Bauman A, Shirley D, Refshauge K, Pappas E, Edwards K, Kay J, Chau J, Nicholas M, Chow C; University of Sydney/Internal Scheme.

2013

  • TMF Risk Management Project Concept Submission: Early Intervention Project; Nicholas M, Pearce G, Linton S, Cameron I; NSW Self Insurance Corporation/Research Support.
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENTS FOR CHRONIC HEADACHE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF EFFECTIVENESS USING COCHRANE METHODOLOGY; Nicholas M, McGuire B; DVC Research/International Research Collaboration Award (IRCA).
  • A new approach to prevent chronic low back pain; McAuley J, Nicholas M, Moseley L, Henschke N, Refshauge K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2012

  • Risk Assessment and Delivery of a Low Intensity Intervention for Pain and Anxiety Following Motor Vehicle Accidents; Dear B, Nicholas M, Blyth F, Girosi F, Nicholson Perry K; Motor Accident Authority of New South Wales/Research Support.
  • A randomized, controlled trial of two psychological interventions for patients with late-life depression who have comorbid physical problems; Sharpe L, Nicholas M, Arean P, Meade (nee Covic) T, Covic T; Beyondblue/Research Support.
  • The role of threat expectancy and attentional bias modification in promoting attentional capture and disengagement in acute experimental pain; Sharpe L, Nicholas M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • KIMR-Division Clinical Grants 2011-12; Nicholas M; Northern Sydney Local Health District/Research Support.
  • H6HS.1 Eye-Trac- Head Mounted Eye Tracking System; Refshauge K, Sharpe L, Brennan P, Nicholas M, Pietrzyk M, Kilbreath S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.
  • Towards effective dissemination of a low intensity Chronic Pain Management Course; Dear B, Sharpe L, Nicholas M, Nicholson Perry K, Titov N; Macquarie University/Shared Research Support.

2008

  • Jaw muscle pain and jaw motor function.; Murray G, Peck C, Nicholas M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2007

  • The role of attention re-training in pain tolerance; Sharpe L, Refshauge K, Nicholas M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Attention treatments in the prevention of chronic pain; Sharpe L, Nicholas M, Refshauge K; University of Sydney/Bridging Support.
  • Controlled trial of desensitsation to chronic noncancer pain; Nicholas M, Sharpe L; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2006

  • Hypervigilance in the development of chronic pain; Sharpe L, Nicholas M, Refshauge K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2005

  • Hypervigilance in the development of chronic pain; Nicholas M, Sharpe L, Refshauge K; University of Sydney/Bridging Support.
  • Chronic pain in elderly Australians: Randomised Controlled trail of pain self management; Nicholas M; Dept Health South Aust/Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council.

2000

  • Exercise or advice for sub-acute low back pain?; McNair P, Refshauge K, Maher C, Nicholas M, Barnsley L, Lassere M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Exercise or advice for low back pain?; Arns M, Refshauge K, Nicholas M, Latimer J, McNair P, Lassere M, Maher C; Australian Physiotherapy Association/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Nicholas, M. (2015). Psychological Approaches to the Management of Pain, Cognition and Emotion. In Gisele Pickering, Stephen Gibson (Eds.), Pain, Emotion and Cognition: A Complex Nexus, (pp. 153-165). Cham: Springer. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M. (2002). Reducing disability in injured workers: the importance of collaborative management. In Linton, SJ (Eds.), Pain Research and Clinical Management, (pp. 33-46). Amsterdam: BMJ Publishing Group.
  • Nicholas, M., Wright, S. (2001). Management of acute and chronic pain. In J Milgrom, GD Burrows (Eds.), Psychology and Psychiatry: Integrating Medical Practice, (pp. 127-153). Chichester, UK: Sage Publications.

Journals

  • Wilson, D., Mackintosh, S., Nicholas, M., Moseley, G., Costa, D., Ashton-James, C. (2018). Are Group Size and Composition Associated with Treatment Outcomes in Group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Chronic Pain? Pain, 159(4), 783-792. [More Information]
  • Holliday, S., Hayes, C., Jones, L., Gordon, J., Harris, N., Nicholas, M. (2018). Prescribing wellness: Comprehensive pain management outside specialist services. Australian Prescriber, 41(3), 86-91. [More Information]
  • Karayannis, N., Jull, G., Nicholas, M., Hodges, P. (2018). Psychological Features and Their Relationship to Movement-Based Subgroups in People Living With Low Back Pain. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99(1), 121-128. [More Information]
  • Oliveira, C., Franco, M., Maher, C., Tiedemann, A., Silva, F., Damato, T., Nicholas, M., Christofaro, D., Pinto, R. (2018). The efficacy of a multimodal physical activity intervention with supervised exercises, health coaching and an activity monitor on physical activity levels of patients with chronic, nonspecific low back pain (Physical Activity for Back Pain (PAyBACK) trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 19(40), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Traeger, A., Skinner, I., Hubscher, M., Lee, H., Moseley, G., Nicholas, M., Henschke, N., Refshauge, K., Blyth, F., Main, C., Lo, S., et al (2017). A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of patient education for acute low back pain (PREVENT Trial): statistical analysis plan. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, 21(3), 219-223. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Ashton-James, C. (2017). Embodied pain: Grasping a thorny problem? Pain, 158(6), 993-994. [More Information]
  • Elbers, N., Chase, R., Craig, A., Guy, L., Harris, I., Middleton, J., Nicholas, M., Rebbeck, T., Walsh, J., Willcock, S., Lockwood, K., Cameron, I. (2017). Health care professionals' attitudes towards evidence-based medicine in the workers' compensation setting: a cohort study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 17(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Jagnoor, J., Harris, I., Nicholas, M., Casey, P., Blyth, F., Maher, C., Cameron, I. (2017). Health-related quality of life 24�months after sustaining a minor musculoskeletal injury in a road traffic crash: A prospective cohort study. Traffic Injury Prevention, 18(3), 251-256. [More Information]
  • Costa, D., Asghari, A., Nicholas, M. (2017). Item response theory analysis of the Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire. Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 14, 113-117. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Asghari, A., Blyth, F., Wood, B., Murray, R., McCabe, R., Brnabic, A., Beeston, L., Corbett, M., Sherrington, C., Overton, S. (2017). Long-term outcomes from training in self-management of chronic pain in an elderly population: A randomized controlled trial. Pain, 158(1), 86-95. [More Information]
  • Sharpe, L., McDonald, S., Correia, H., Raue, P., Meade, T., Nicholas, M., Arean, P. (2017). Pain severity predicts depressive symptoms over and above individual illnesses and multimorbidity in older adults. BMC Psychiatry, 17, 1-8. [More Information]
  • McGuire, B., Williams, A., Lynch, J., Nicholas, M., Morley, S., Newell, J., Asghari, A. (2017). Psychological therapies for frequent episodic and chronic tension-type headache in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017 (5), 1-2. [More Information]
  • Dear, B., Gandy, M., Karin, E., Ricciardi, T., Fogliati, V., McDonald, S., Staples, L., Perry, K., Sharpe, L., Nicholas, M., et al (2017). The pain course: A randomised controlled trial comparing a remote-delivered chronic pain management program when provided in online and workbook formats. Pain, 158(7), 1289-1301. [More Information]
  • Craig, A., Elbers, N., Jagnoor, J., Gopinath, B., Kifley, A., Dinh, M., Pozzato, I., Ivers, R., Nicholas, M., Cameron, I. (2017). The psychological impact of traffic injuries sustained in a road crash by bicyclists: A prospective study. Traffic Injury Prevention, 18(3), 273-280. [More Information]
  • Glare, P., Nicholas, M., Blyth, F. (2017). The Role of Science in the Opioid Crisis. New England Journal of Medicine, 377(18), 1797-1798. [More Information]
  • Sharpe, L., Brookes, M., Jones, E., Gittins, C., Wufong, E., Nicholas, M. (2017). Threat and fear of pain induces attentional bias to pain words: An eye-tracking study. European Journal of Pain, 21(2), 385-396. [More Information]
  • Ashton-James, C., Nicholas, M. (2016). Appearance of trustworthiness: An implicit source of bias in judgments of patients' pain. Pain, 157(8), 1583-1585. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Blyth, F. (2016). Are self-management strategies effective in chronic pain treatment? Pain Management, 6(1), 75-88. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M. (2016). Can patients' daily behaviour patterns contribute to overuse of opioids? Pain, 157(2), 286-287. [More Information]
  • Linton, S., Boersma, K., Traczyk, M., Shaw, W., Nicholas, M. (2016). Early Workplace Communication and Problem Solving to Prevent Back Disability: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial Among High-Risk Workers and Their Supervisors. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 26(2), 150-159. [More Information]
  • Akhter, R., Svensson, P., Nicholas, M., Peck, C., Murray, G. (2016). Effect of experimental jaw muscle pain on jaw muscle activity in higher catastrophizers. Australian Dental Journal, 61(4), S6-S6. [More Information]
  • Shaw, W., Main, C., Pransky, G., Nicholas, M., Anema, J., Linton, S. (2016). Employer Policies and Practices to Manage and Prevent Disability: Foreword to the Special Issue. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 26(4), 394-398. [More Information]
  • Wilson, D., Mackintosh, S., Nicholas, M., Moseley, G. (2016). Harnessing group composition-related effects in pain management programs: a review and recommendations. Pain Management, 6(2), 161-173. [More Information]
  • Main, C., Nicholas, M., Shaw, W., Tetrick, L., Ehrhart, M., Pransky, G. (2016). Implementation Science and Employer Disability Practices: Embedding Implementation Factors in Research Designs. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 26(4), 448-464. [More Information]
  • Beales, D., Fried, K., Nicholas, M., Blyth, F., Finniss, D., Moseley, G. (2016). Management of musculoskeletal pain in a compensable environment: Implementation of helpful and unhelpful Models of Care in supporting recovery and return to work. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology, 30(3), 445-467. [More Information]
  • Bennell, K., Ahamed, Y., Jull, G., Bryant, C., Hunt, M., Forbes, A., Kasza, J., Akram, M., Metcalf, B., Harris, A., Nicholas, M., et al (2016). Physical Therapist-Delivered Pain Coping Skills Training and Exercise for Knee Osteoarthritis: Randomized Controlled Trial. Arthritis Care and Research, 68(5), 590-602. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Elbers, N., Jagnoor, J., Harris, I., Nicholas, M., Casey, P., Blyth, F., Maher, C., Cameron, I. (2016). Predictors of time to claim closure following a non-catastrophic injury sustained in a motor vehicle crash: a prospective cohort study. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Sharpe, L., Williams, A., Martin, P., Nicholas, M., Welgampola, M., McPhee, I., Baillie, A., Dudeney, J., McGuire, B. (2016). Psychological therapies for the prevention of migraine in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016 (8), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Wood, B., Nicholas, M., Blyth, F., Asghari, A., Gibson, S. (2016). The mediating role of catastrophizing in the relationship between pain intensity and depressed mood in older adults with persistent pain: A longitudinal analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 11, 157-162. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., McGuire, B., Asghari, A. (2015). A 2-item short form of the Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire: Development and psychometric evaluation of PSEQ-2. The Journal of Pain, 16(2), 153-163. [More Information]
  • Treede, R., Rief, W., Barke, A., Aziz, Q., Bennett, M., Benoliel, R., Cohen, M., Evers, S., Finnerup, N., Nicholas, M., et al (2015). A classification of chronic pain for ICD-11. Pain, 156(6), 1003-1007. [More Information]
  • Sharpe, L., Nicholas, M., Nicholson-Perry, K. (2015). A clinician's quick guide of evidence-based approaches: Chronic pain. Clinical Psychologist, 19, 105-106. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Harris, I., Nicholas, M., Casey, P., Blyth, F., Maher, C., Cameron, I. (2015). A comparison of health outcomes in older versus younger adults following a road traffic crash injury: A cohort study. PloS One, 10(4), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Jagnoor, J., Harris, I., Nicholas, M., Maher, C., Casey, P., Blyth, F., Sindhusake, D., Cameron, I. (2015). Comparison of health outcomes between hospitalised and non-hospitalised persons with minor injuries sustained in a road traffic crash in Australia: a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open, 5(9), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Linton, S., Nicholas, M., MacDonald, S. (2015). In response. Spine, 40(15), E914-E914. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Jagnoor, J., Nicholas, M., Blyth, F., Harris, I., Casey, P., Cameron, I. (2015). Presence and predictors of persistent pain among persons who sustained an injury in a road traffic crash. European Journal of Pain, 19(8), 1111-1118. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Jagnoor, J., Harris, I., Nicholas, M., Casey, P., Blyth, F., Maher, C., Cameron, I. (2015). Prognostic indicators of social outcomes in persons who sustained an injury in a road traffic crash. Injury, 46(5), 909-917. [More Information]
  • Jagnoor, J., De Wolf, A., Nicholas, M., Maher, C., Casey, P., Blyth, F., Harris, I., Cameron, I. (2015). Restriction in functioning and quality of life is common in people 2 months after compensable motor vehicle crashes: prospective cohort study. Injury Epidemiology, 2(8), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Dear, B., Gandy, M., Karin, E., Staples, L., Johnston, L., Fogliati, V., Wootton, B., Terides, M., Kayrouz, R., Nicholson-Perry, K., Sharpe, L., Nicholas, M., et al (2015). The pain course: A randomised controlled trial examining an internet-delivered pain management program when provided with different levels of clinician support. Pain, 156(10), 1920-1935. [More Information]
  • Sharpe, L., Haggmann, S., Nicholas, M., Dear, B., Refshauge, K. (2014). Avoidance of affective pain stimuli predicts chronicity in patients with acute low back pain. Pain, 155, 45-52. [More Information]
  • Bryant, C., Lewis, P., Bennell, K., Ahamed, Y., Crough, D., Jull, G., Kenardy, J., Nicholas, M., Keefe, F. (2014). Can Physical Therapists Deliver a Pain Coping Skills Program? An Examination of Training Processes and Outcomes. Physical Therapy, 94(10), 1443-1454. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Asghari, A., Sharpe, L., Brnabic, A., Wood, B., Overton, S., Tonkin, L., de Sousa, M., Finniss, D., Beeston, L., Sutherland, A., Corbett, M., Brooker, C. (2014). Cognitive exposure versus avoidance in patients with chronic pain: Adherence matters. European Journal of Pain, 18(3), 424-437. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M. (2014). Expanding access to effective psychologically-based treatments: training nurse practitioners yields dividends. Pain, 55(9), 1679-1680. [More Information]
  • Akhter, R., Benson, J., Svensson, P., Nicholas, M., Peck, C., Murray, G. (2014). Experimental Jaw Muscle Pain Increases Pain Scores and Jaw Movement Variability in Higher Pain Catastrophizers. Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache, 28(3), 191-204. [More Information]
  • Jagnoor, J., Blyth, F., Gabbe, B., Derrett, S., Boufous, S., Dinh, M., Day, R., Button, G., Gillett, M., Joseph, A., Nicholas, M., Willcock, S., Cameron, I., et al (2014). Factors influencing social and health outcomes after motor vehicle crash injury: an inception cohort study protocol. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M. (2014). Hybrid emotion-focused exposure treatment for chronic pain. Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 5(3), 149-150. [More Information]
  • Waugh, O., Byrne, D., Nicholas, M. (2014). Internalized Stigma in People Living With Chronic Pain. The Journal of Pain, 15(5), e1-e10. [More Information]
  • Shaw, W., Bessen, E., Pransky, G., Boot, C., Nicholas, M., McLennan, R., Tveito, T. (2014). Manage at work: a randomized, controlled trial of a self-management group intervention to overcome workplace challenges associated with chronic physical health conditions. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Traeger, A., Moseley, G., Hubscher, M., Lee, H., Skinner, I., Nicholas, M., Henschke, N., Refshauge, K., Blyth, F., Main, C., et al (2014). Pain education to prevent chronic low back pain: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 4(6), 1-7. [More Information]
  • McGuire, B., Nicholas, M., Asghari, A., Wood, B., Main, C. (2014). The effectiveness of psychological treatments for chronic pain in older adults: cautious optimism and an agenda for research. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 27(5), 380-384. [More Information]
  • Hunt, M., Keefe, F., Bryant, C., Metcalf, B., Ahamed, Y., Nicholas, M., Bennell, K. (2013). A physiotherapist-delivered, combined exercise and pain coping skills training intervention for individuals with knee osteoarthritis: A pilot study. The Knee, 20(2), 106-112. [More Information]
  • Wood, B., Nicholas, M., Blyth, F., Asghari, A., Gibson, S. (2013). Catastrophizing Mediates the Relationship Between Pain Intensity and Depressed Mood in Older Adults With Persistent Pain. The Journal of Pain, 14(2), 149-157. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Asghari, A., Blyth, F., Wood, B., Murray, R., McCabe, R., Brnabic, A., Beeston, L., Corbett, M., Sherrington, C., Overton, S. (2013). Self-management intervention for chronic pain in older adults: A randomised controlled trial. Pain, 154(6), 824-835. [More Information]
  • Bennell, K., Ahamed, Y., Bryant, C., Jull, G., Hunt, M., Kenardy, J., Forbes, A., Harris, A., Nicholas, M., Metcalf, B., et al (2012). A physiotherapist-delivered integrated exercise and pain coping skills training intervention for individuals with knee osteoarthritis: A randomised controlled trial protocol. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 13, 1-17. [More Information]
  • Shaw, W., Tveito, T., Geehern-Lavoie, M., Huang, Y., Nicholas, M., Reme, S., Wagner, G., Pransky, G. (2012). Adapting principles of chronic pain self-management to the workplace. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34(8), 694-703. [More Information]
  • Macedo, L., Latimer, J., Maher, C., Hodges, P., McAuley, J., Nicholas, M., Tonkin, L., Stanton, C., Stanton, T., Stafford, R. (2012). Effect of motor control exercises versus graded activity in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. Physical Therapy, 92(3), 363-377. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Asghari, A., Corbett, M., Smeets, R., Wood, B., Overton, S., Perry, C., Tonkin, L., Beeston, L. (2012). Is adherence to pain self-management strategies associated with improved pain, depression and disability in those with disabling chronic pain? European Journal of Pain, 16(1), 93-104. [More Information]
  • Sharpe, L., Ianiello, M., Dear, B., Perry, K., Refshauge, K., Nicholas, M. (2012). Is there a potential role for attention bias modification in pain patients? Results of 2 randomised, controlled trials. Pain, 153(3), 722-731. [More Information]
  • Sharpe, L., Gittins, C., Correia, H., Meade (nee Covic), T., Nicholas, M., Raue, P., McDonald, S., Arean, P. (2012). Problem-solving versus cognitive restructuring of medically ill seniors with depression (PROMISE-D trial): Study protocol and design. BMC Psychiatry, 12(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Dominick, C., Blyth, F., Nicholas, M. (2012). Response to letter by Charles Pither. Pain, 153(8), 1769-1770. [More Information]
  • Cardosa, M., Osman, Z., Nicholas, M., Tonkin, L., Williams, A., Aziz, K., Ali, R., Dahari, N. (2012). Self-management of chronic pain in Malaysian patients: effectiveness trial with 1-year follow-up. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 2(1), 30-37. [More Information]
  • Dominick, C., Blyth, F., Nicholas, M. (2012). Unpacking the burden: Understanding the relationships between chronic pain and comorbidity in the general population. Pain, 153(2), 293-304. [More Information]
  • Brandini, D., Benson, J., Nicholas, M., Murray, G., Peck, C. (2011). Chewing in Temporomandibular Disorder Patients: An Exploratory Study of an Association With Some Psychological Variables. Journal of Orofacial Pain, 25(1), 56-67. [More Information]
  • Hush, J., Nicholas, M. (2011). Cognitive behavioral treatment for low back pain: Case study and commentary. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management, 18(2), 85-95.
  • Linton, S., Nicholas, M., MacDonald, S. (2011). Development of a Short Form of the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire. Spine, 36(22), 1891-1895. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Linton, S., Watson, P., Main, C. (2011). Early Identification and Management of Psychological Risk Factors ("Yellow Flags") in Patients With Low Back Pain: A Reappraisal. Physical Therapy, 91(5), 737-753. [More Information]
  • Blyth, F., Cumming, R., Nicholas, M., Creasey, H., Handelsman, D., Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., Sambrook, P., Seibel, M., Waite, L. (2011). Intrusive Pain and Worry about Health in Older Men: The CHAMP Study. Pain, 152(2), 447-452. [More Information]
  • Perry, K., Nicholas, M., Middleton, J. (2011). Multidisciplinary cognitive behavioural pain management programmes for people with a spinal cord injury: design and implementation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 33(13-14), 1272-1280. [More Information]
  • Blake, D., Sharpe, L., Nicholas, M., Refshauge, K. (2011). Pain-Related Attentional Biases: The Importance of the Personal Relevance and Ecological Validity of Stimuli. The Journal of Pain, 12(6), 625-632. [More Information]
  • Dominick, C., Blyth, F., Nicholas, M. (2011). Patterns of chronic pain in the New Zealand population. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1337), 63-76. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., George, S. (2011). Psychologically informed interventions for low back pain: An update for physical therapists. Physical Therapy, 91(5), 765-776. [More Information]
  • Hall, A., Kamper, S., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Ferreira, M., Nicholas, M. (2011). Symptoms of depression and stress mediate the effect of pain on disability. Pain, 152(5), 1044-1051. [More Information]
  • Dear, B., Sharpe, L., Nicholas, M., Refshauge, K. (2011). The Psychometric Properties of the Dot-Probe Paradigm When Used in Pain-Related Attentional Bias Research. The Journal of Pain, 12(12), 1247-1254. [More Information]
  • Linton, S., Nicholas, M., MacDonald, S., Boersma, K., Bergbom, S., Maher, C., Refshauge, K. (2011). The role of depression and catastrophizing in musculoskeletal Pain. European Journal of Pain, 15(4), 416-422. [More Information]
  • Sharpe, L., Nicholson Perry, K., Rogers, P., Dear, B., Nicholas, M., Refshauge, K. (2010). A comparison of the effect of attention training and relaxation on responses to pain. Pain, 150(3), 469-476. [More Information]
  • Wood, B., Nicholas, M., Blyth, F., Asghari, A., Gibson, S. (2010). Assessing Pain in Older People With Persistent Pain: The NRS Is Valid But Only Provides Part of the Picture. The Journal of Pain, 11(12), 1259-1266. [More Information]
  • Haggmann, S., Sharpe, L., Nicholas, M., Refshauge, K. (2010). Attentional Biases Toward Sensory Pain Words in Acute and Chronic Pain Patients. The Journal of Pain, 11(11), 1136-1145. [More Information]
  • Nicholson Perry, K., Nicholas, M., Middleton, J. (2010). Comparison of a pain management program with usual care in a pain management center for people with spinal cord injury-related chronic pain. Clinical Journal of Pain, 26(3), 206-216. [More Information]
  • Tveito, T., Shaw, W., Huang, Y., Nicholas, M., Wagner, G. (2010). Managing Pain in the Workplace: A Focus Group Study of Challenges, Strategies and What Matters Most to Workers with Low Back Pain. Disability and Rehabilitation, 32(24), 2035-2045. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M. (2010). Obstacles to recovery after an episode of low back pain; the 'usual suspects' are not always guilty. Pain, 148(3), 363-364. [More Information]
  • Dehghani, M., Sharpe, L., Nicholas, M. (2010). Structural evaluation of the contemporary psychological models of chronic pain: Does fear of pain work for all? Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 39(3), 214-224. [More Information]
  • Wood, B., Nicholas, M., Blyth, F., Asghari, A., Gibson, S. (2010). The Utility of the Short Version of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS-21) in Elderly Patients with Persistent Pain: Does Age Make a Difference? Pain Medicine, 11(12), 1780-1790. [More Information]
  • Asghari, A., Nicholas, M. (2009). An Investigation of Pain Self-Efficacy Beliefs in Iranian Chronic Pain Patients: A Preliminary Validation of a Translated English-Language Scale. Pain Medicine, 10(4), 619-632. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Coulston, C., Asghari, A., Malhi, G. (2009). Depressive symptoms in patients with chronic pain. Medical Journal of Australia, 190(7 Suppl), S66-S70. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M. (2009). First things first: Reductions in catastrophising before fear of movement. Pain, 145, 6-7. [More Information]
  • Finniss, D., Nicholas, M., Benedetti, F. (2009). Placebo analgesia - understanding the mechanisms and implications for clinical practice. Reviews in Pain, 3(2), 15-19.
  • Nicholson Perry, K., Nicholas, M., Middleton, J., Siddall, P. (2009). Psychological characteristics of people with spinal cord injury-related persisting pain referred to a tertiary pain management center. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 46(1), 57-68. [More Information]
  • Flink, I., Nicholas, M., Boersma, K., Linton, S. (2009). Reducing the threat value of chronic pain: A preliminary replicated single-case study of interoceptive exposure versus distraction in six individuals with chronic back pain. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47(8), 721-728. [More Information]
  • Nicholson Perry, K., Nicholas, M., Middleton, J. (2009). Spinal cord injury-related pain in rehabilitation: A cross-sectional study of relationships with cognitions, mood and physical function. European Journal of Pain, 13, 511-517. [More Information]
  • Law, R., Harvey, L., Nicholas, M., Tonkin, L., de Sousa, M., Finniss, D. (2009). Stretch exercises increase tolerance to stretch in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain: a randomized controlled trial. Physical Therapy, 89(10), 1016-1026. [More Information]
  • Sarda, J., Nicholas, M., Asghari, A., Pimenta, C. (2009). The contribution of self-efficacy and depression to disability and work status in chronic pain patients: A comparison between Australian and Brazilian samples. European Journal of Pain, 13(2), 189-195. [More Information]
  • McGowan, N., Sharpe, L., Refshauge, K., Nicholas, M. (2009). The effect of attentional re-training and threat expectancy in response to acute pain. Pain, 142(1-2), 101-107. [More Information]
  • Macedo, L., Latimer, J., Maher, C., Hodges, P., Nicholas, M., Tonkin, L., McAuley, J., Stafford, R. (2008). Motor control or graded activity exercises for chronic low back pain? A randomised controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 9, 65 - 1-65 - 9. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M. (2008). On adherence to self-management strategies. European Journal of Pain, 13, 113-114. [More Information]
  • Stewart, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Herbert, R., Nicholas, M. (2008). Patient and clinician treatment preferences do not moderate the effect of exercise treatment in chronic whiplash-associated disorders. European Journal of Pain, 12(7), 879-885. [More Information]
  • Sarda, J., Nicholas, M., Pimenta, C., Asghari, A. (2008). Psychometric properties of the DASS-Depression scale among a Brazilian population with chronic pain. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 64(1), 25-31. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Asghari, A., Blyth, F. (2008). What do the numbers mean? Normative data in chronic pain measures. Pain, 134(1-2), 158-173. [More Information]
  • Pengel, L., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Nicholas, M., Herbert, R., McNair, P. (2007). Physiotherapist-directed exercise, advice, or both for sub-acute low back pain: A randomized trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, 146(11), 787-796. [More Information]
  • Stewart, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Herbert, R., Bogduk, N., Nicholas, M. (2007). Randomized controlled trial of exercise for chronic whiplash associated disorders. Pain, 128(1-2), 59-68. [More Information]
  • Stewart, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Herbert, R., Bogduk, N., Nicholas, M. (2007). Randomized controlled trial of exercise for chronic whiplash-associated disorders. Pain, 128(1-2), 59-68. [More Information]
  • Blyth, F., Macfarlane, G., Nicholas, M. (2007). Response to Ms. Nielsen's Letter to the Editor of Pain. Pain, 131(3). [More Information]
  • Stewart, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Bogduk, N., Nicholas, M. (2007). Responsiveness of pain and disability measures for chronic whiplash. Spine, 32(5), 580-585. [More Information]
  • Blyth, F., Macfarlane, G., Nicholas, M. (2007). The contribution of psychosocial factors to the development of chronic pain: the key to better outcomes for patients? Pain, 129(1), 8-11. [More Information]
  • van Leeuwen, M., Blyth, F., March, L., Nicholas, M., Cousins, M. (2006). Chronic pain and reduced work effectiveness: the hidden cost to Australian employers. European Journal of Pain, 10(2), 161-166. [More Information]
  • Finniss, D., Murphy, P., Brooker, C., Nicholas, M., Cousins, M. (2006). Complex regional pain syndrome in children and adolescents. European Journal of Pain, 10(8), 767-770. [More Information]
  • Molloy, A., Nicholas, M., Asghari, A., Beeston, L., Dehghani, M., Cousins, M., Brooker, C., Tonkin, L. (2006). Does a Combination of Intensive Cognitive-Behavioral Pain Management and a Spinal Implantable Device Confer any Advantage? A Preliminary Examination. Pain Practice, 6(2), 96-103. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Asghari, A. (2006). Investigating acceptance in adjustment to chronic pain: Is acceptance broader than we thought? Pain, 124(3), 269-279. [More Information]
  • Asghari, A., Nicholas, M. (2006). Personality and pain-related beliefs/coping strategies: A prospective study. Clinical Journal of Pain, 22(1), 10-18. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Asghari, A. (2006). Response to letter by McCracken et al. (2006). Pain. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M. (2006). The pain self-efficacy questionnaire: Taking pain into account. European Journal of Pain, 11(2), 153-163. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Molloy, A., Brooker, C. (2006). Using opioids with persisting noncancer pain: a biopsychosocial perspective. Clinical Journal of Pain, 22(2), 137-146. [More Information]
  • Blyth, F., March, L., Nicholas, M., Cousins, M. (2005). Self-management of chronic pain: a population-based study. Pain, 113(3), 285-292. [More Information]
  • Taylor, R., Lovibond, P., Nicholas, M., Cayley, C., Wilson, P. (2005). The Utility of Somatic Items in the Assessment of Depression in Patients With Chronic Pain. A Comparison of the Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale and the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales in Chronic Pain and Clinical and Community Samples. Clinical Journal of Pain, 21(1), 91-100. [More Information]
  • Franche, R., Baril, R., Shaw, W., Nicholas, M., Loisel, P. (2005). Workplace-Based Return-to-Work Interventions: Optimizing the Role of Stakeholders in Implementation and Research. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 15(4), 525-542. [More Information]
  • Moseley, G., Nicholas, M., Hodges, P. (2004). A Randomized Controlled Trial Of Intensive Neurophysiology Education In Chronic Low Back Pain. Clinical Journal of Pain, 20(5), 324-330. [More Information]
  • Moseley, G., Nicholas, M., Hodges, P. (2004). Does Anticipation Of Back Pain Predispose To Back Trouble? Brain, 127(10), 2339-2347. [More Information]
  • Dehghani, M., Sharpe, L., Nicholas, M. (2004). Modification of Attentional Biases in Chronic Pain Patients: A Preliminary Study. European Journal of Pain, 8(6), 585-594. [More Information]
  • Moseley, G., Nicholas, M., Hodges, P. (2004). Pain Differs From Non-Painful Attention-Demanding Or Stressful Tasks In Its Effect On Postural Control Patterns Of Trunk Muscles. Experimental Brain Research, 156(1), 64-71. [More Information]
  • Asghari, A., Nicholas, M. (2004). Pain During Mammography: The Role Of Coping Strategies. Pain, 108(1-2), 170-179. [More Information]
  • Jolliffe, C., Nicholas, M. (2004). Verbally Reinforcing Pain Reports: An Experimental Test Of The Operant Model Of Chronic Pain. Pain, 107(1-2), 167-175. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M. (2004). When To Refer To A Pain Clinic. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology, 18(4), 613-629. [More Information]
  • Stewart, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Herbert, R., Bogduk, N., Nicholas, M. (2003). Advice or exercise for chronic whiplash disorders? Design of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 4(18), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Blyth, F., March, L., Nicholas, M., Cousins, M. (2003). Chronic pain, work performance and litigation. Pain, 103(1-2), 41-47. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Molloy, A. (2003). Cognitive behavioural therapy for chronic pain patients. Medicine Today, 4(8 Supplement), 12-17.
  • Nicholas, M. (2003). Managed care policies and pain management programs. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 11, 1-1.
  • Dehghani, M., Sharpe, L., Nicholas, M. (2003). Selective attention to pain-related information in chronic musculoskeletal pain patients. Pain, 105, 37-46. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Molloy, A. (2002). Chronic pain control integrating medical and psychosocial treatment options. New Ethicals Journal, 5(12), 33-42.
  • Nicholas, M., Asghari, A. (2001). Pain self-efficacy and pain behaviour. A prospective study. Pain, 94, 85-100.

Conferences

  • Tague, G., Loftus, S., Devonshire, E., Siddall, P., Taylor, I., Cousins, M., Mather, L., Nicholas, M. (2006). International Collaboration in Graduate Pain Management Education. Pain Across the Lifespan: The 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Pain Society, unkown.
  • Stewart, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Herbert, R., Bogduk, N., Nicholas, M. (2005). Effectiveness of exercise or advice for the treatment of chronic whiplash. Proceedings of the MPA 14th Biennial Conference. Centre for Workplace culture change.
  • Maher, C., Pengel, L., Refshauge, K., Nicholas, M., McNair, P., Herbert, R. (2005). Exercise and/or advice for subacute low back pain. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia 14th Biennial Conference 2005, Australia: Australian Physiotherapy Association.

2018

  • Wilson, D., Mackintosh, S., Nicholas, M., Moseley, G., Costa, D., Ashton-James, C. (2018). Are Group Size and Composition Associated with Treatment Outcomes in Group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Chronic Pain? Pain, 159(4), 783-792. [More Information]
  • Holliday, S., Hayes, C., Jones, L., Gordon, J., Harris, N., Nicholas, M. (2018). Prescribing wellness: Comprehensive pain management outside specialist services. Australian Prescriber, 41(3), 86-91. [More Information]
  • Karayannis, N., Jull, G., Nicholas, M., Hodges, P. (2018). Psychological Features and Their Relationship to Movement-Based Subgroups in People Living With Low Back Pain. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99(1), 121-128. [More Information]
  • Oliveira, C., Franco, M., Maher, C., Tiedemann, A., Silva, F., Damato, T., Nicholas, M., Christofaro, D., Pinto, R. (2018). The efficacy of a multimodal physical activity intervention with supervised exercises, health coaching and an activity monitor on physical activity levels of patients with chronic, nonspecific low back pain (Physical Activity for Back Pain (PAyBACK) trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 19(40), 1-10. [More Information]

2017

  • Traeger, A., Skinner, I., Hubscher, M., Lee, H., Moseley, G., Nicholas, M., Henschke, N., Refshauge, K., Blyth, F., Main, C., Lo, S., et al (2017). A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of patient education for acute low back pain (PREVENT Trial): statistical analysis plan. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, 21(3), 219-223. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Ashton-James, C. (2017). Embodied pain: Grasping a thorny problem? Pain, 158(6), 993-994. [More Information]
  • Elbers, N., Chase, R., Craig, A., Guy, L., Harris, I., Middleton, J., Nicholas, M., Rebbeck, T., Walsh, J., Willcock, S., Lockwood, K., Cameron, I. (2017). Health care professionals' attitudes towards evidence-based medicine in the workers' compensation setting: a cohort study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 17(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Jagnoor, J., Harris, I., Nicholas, M., Casey, P., Blyth, F., Maher, C., Cameron, I. (2017). Health-related quality of life 24�months after sustaining a minor musculoskeletal injury in a road traffic crash: A prospective cohort study. Traffic Injury Prevention, 18(3), 251-256. [More Information]
  • Costa, D., Asghari, A., Nicholas, M. (2017). Item response theory analysis of the Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire. Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 14, 113-117. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Asghari, A., Blyth, F., Wood, B., Murray, R., McCabe, R., Brnabic, A., Beeston, L., Corbett, M., Sherrington, C., Overton, S. (2017). Long-term outcomes from training in self-management of chronic pain in an elderly population: A randomized controlled trial. Pain, 158(1), 86-95. [More Information]
  • Sharpe, L., McDonald, S., Correia, H., Raue, P., Meade, T., Nicholas, M., Arean, P. (2017). Pain severity predicts depressive symptoms over and above individual illnesses and multimorbidity in older adults. BMC Psychiatry, 17, 1-8. [More Information]
  • McGuire, B., Williams, A., Lynch, J., Nicholas, M., Morley, S., Newell, J., Asghari, A. (2017). Psychological therapies for frequent episodic and chronic tension-type headache in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017 (5), 1-2. [More Information]
  • Dear, B., Gandy, M., Karin, E., Ricciardi, T., Fogliati, V., McDonald, S., Staples, L., Perry, K., Sharpe, L., Nicholas, M., et al (2017). The pain course: A randomised controlled trial comparing a remote-delivered chronic pain management program when provided in online and workbook formats. Pain, 158(7), 1289-1301. [More Information]
  • Craig, A., Elbers, N., Jagnoor, J., Gopinath, B., Kifley, A., Dinh, M., Pozzato, I., Ivers, R., Nicholas, M., Cameron, I. (2017). The psychological impact of traffic injuries sustained in a road crash by bicyclists: A prospective study. Traffic Injury Prevention, 18(3), 273-280. [More Information]
  • Glare, P., Nicholas, M., Blyth, F. (2017). The Role of Science in the Opioid Crisis. New England Journal of Medicine, 377(18), 1797-1798. [More Information]
  • Sharpe, L., Brookes, M., Jones, E., Gittins, C., Wufong, E., Nicholas, M. (2017). Threat and fear of pain induces attentional bias to pain words: An eye-tracking study. European Journal of Pain, 21(2), 385-396. [More Information]

2016

  • Ashton-James, C., Nicholas, M. (2016). Appearance of trustworthiness: An implicit source of bias in judgments of patients' pain. Pain, 157(8), 1583-1585. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Blyth, F. (2016). Are self-management strategies effective in chronic pain treatment? Pain Management, 6(1), 75-88. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M. (2016). Can patients' daily behaviour patterns contribute to overuse of opioids? Pain, 157(2), 286-287. [More Information]
  • Linton, S., Boersma, K., Traczyk, M., Shaw, W., Nicholas, M. (2016). Early Workplace Communication and Problem Solving to Prevent Back Disability: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial Among High-Risk Workers and Their Supervisors. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 26(2), 150-159. [More Information]
  • Akhter, R., Svensson, P., Nicholas, M., Peck, C., Murray, G. (2016). Effect of experimental jaw muscle pain on jaw muscle activity in higher catastrophizers. Australian Dental Journal, 61(4), S6-S6. [More Information]
  • Shaw, W., Main, C., Pransky, G., Nicholas, M., Anema, J., Linton, S. (2016). Employer Policies and Practices to Manage and Prevent Disability: Foreword to the Special Issue. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 26(4), 394-398. [More Information]
  • Wilson, D., Mackintosh, S., Nicholas, M., Moseley, G. (2016). Harnessing group composition-related effects in pain management programs: a review and recommendations. Pain Management, 6(2), 161-173. [More Information]
  • Main, C., Nicholas, M., Shaw, W., Tetrick, L., Ehrhart, M., Pransky, G. (2016). Implementation Science and Employer Disability Practices: Embedding Implementation Factors in Research Designs. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 26(4), 448-464. [More Information]
  • Beales, D., Fried, K., Nicholas, M., Blyth, F., Finniss, D., Moseley, G. (2016). Management of musculoskeletal pain in a compensable environment: Implementation of helpful and unhelpful Models of Care in supporting recovery and return to work. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology, 30(3), 445-467. [More Information]
  • Bennell, K., Ahamed, Y., Jull, G., Bryant, C., Hunt, M., Forbes, A., Kasza, J., Akram, M., Metcalf, B., Harris, A., Nicholas, M., et al (2016). Physical Therapist-Delivered Pain Coping Skills Training and Exercise for Knee Osteoarthritis: Randomized Controlled Trial. Arthritis Care and Research, 68(5), 590-602. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Elbers, N., Jagnoor, J., Harris, I., Nicholas, M., Casey, P., Blyth, F., Maher, C., Cameron, I. (2016). Predictors of time to claim closure following a non-catastrophic injury sustained in a motor vehicle crash: a prospective cohort study. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Sharpe, L., Williams, A., Martin, P., Nicholas, M., Welgampola, M., McPhee, I., Baillie, A., Dudeney, J., McGuire, B. (2016). Psychological therapies for the prevention of migraine in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016 (8), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Wood, B., Nicholas, M., Blyth, F., Asghari, A., Gibson, S. (2016). The mediating role of catastrophizing in the relationship between pain intensity and depressed mood in older adults with persistent pain: A longitudinal analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 11, 157-162. [More Information]

2015

  • Nicholas, M., McGuire, B., Asghari, A. (2015). A 2-item short form of the Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire: Development and psychometric evaluation of PSEQ-2. The Journal of Pain, 16(2), 153-163. [More Information]
  • Treede, R., Rief, W., Barke, A., Aziz, Q., Bennett, M., Benoliel, R., Cohen, M., Evers, S., Finnerup, N., Nicholas, M., et al (2015). A classification of chronic pain for ICD-11. Pain, 156(6), 1003-1007. [More Information]
  • Sharpe, L., Nicholas, M., Nicholson-Perry, K. (2015). A clinician's quick guide of evidence-based approaches: Chronic pain. Clinical Psychologist, 19, 105-106. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Harris, I., Nicholas, M., Casey, P., Blyth, F., Maher, C., Cameron, I. (2015). A comparison of health outcomes in older versus younger adults following a road traffic crash injury: A cohort study. PloS One, 10(4), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Jagnoor, J., Harris, I., Nicholas, M., Maher, C., Casey, P., Blyth, F., Sindhusake, D., Cameron, I. (2015). Comparison of health outcomes between hospitalised and non-hospitalised persons with minor injuries sustained in a road traffic crash in Australia: a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open, 5(9), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Linton, S., Nicholas, M., MacDonald, S. (2015). In response. Spine, 40(15), E914-E914. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Jagnoor, J., Nicholas, M., Blyth, F., Harris, I., Casey, P., Cameron, I. (2015). Presence and predictors of persistent pain among persons who sustained an injury in a road traffic crash. European Journal of Pain, 19(8), 1111-1118. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Jagnoor, J., Harris, I., Nicholas, M., Casey, P., Blyth, F., Maher, C., Cameron, I. (2015). Prognostic indicators of social outcomes in persons who sustained an injury in a road traffic crash. Injury, 46(5), 909-917. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M. (2015). Psychological Approaches to the Management of Pain, Cognition and Emotion. In Gisele Pickering, Stephen Gibson (Eds.), Pain, Emotion and Cognition: A Complex Nexus, (pp. 153-165). Cham: Springer. [More Information]
  • Jagnoor, J., De Wolf, A., Nicholas, M., Maher, C., Casey, P., Blyth, F., Harris, I., Cameron, I. (2015). Restriction in functioning and quality of life is common in people 2 months after compensable motor vehicle crashes: prospective cohort study. Injury Epidemiology, 2(8), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Dear, B., Gandy, M., Karin, E., Staples, L., Johnston, L., Fogliati, V., Wootton, B., Terides, M., Kayrouz, R., Nicholson-Perry, K., Sharpe, L., Nicholas, M., et al (2015). The pain course: A randomised controlled trial examining an internet-delivered pain management program when provided with different levels of clinician support. Pain, 156(10), 1920-1935. [More Information]

2014

  • Sharpe, L., Haggmann, S., Nicholas, M., Dear, B., Refshauge, K. (2014). Avoidance of affective pain stimuli predicts chronicity in patients with acute low back pain. Pain, 155, 45-52. [More Information]
  • Bryant, C., Lewis, P., Bennell, K., Ahamed, Y., Crough, D., Jull, G., Kenardy, J., Nicholas, M., Keefe, F. (2014). Can Physical Therapists Deliver a Pain Coping Skills Program? An Examination of Training Processes and Outcomes. Physical Therapy, 94(10), 1443-1454. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Asghari, A., Sharpe, L., Brnabic, A., Wood, B., Overton, S., Tonkin, L., de Sousa, M., Finniss, D., Beeston, L., Sutherland, A., Corbett, M., Brooker, C. (2014). Cognitive exposure versus avoidance in patients with chronic pain: Adherence matters. European Journal of Pain, 18(3), 424-437. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M. (2014). Expanding access to effective psychologically-based treatments: training nurse practitioners yields dividends. Pain, 55(9), 1679-1680. [More Information]
  • Akhter, R., Benson, J., Svensson, P., Nicholas, M., Peck, C., Murray, G. (2014). Experimental Jaw Muscle Pain Increases Pain Scores and Jaw Movement Variability in Higher Pain Catastrophizers. Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache, 28(3), 191-204. [More Information]
  • Jagnoor, J., Blyth, F., Gabbe, B., Derrett, S., Boufous, S., Dinh, M., Day, R., Button, G., Gillett, M., Joseph, A., Nicholas, M., Willcock, S., Cameron, I., et al (2014). Factors influencing social and health outcomes after motor vehicle crash injury: an inception cohort study protocol. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M. (2014). Hybrid emotion-focused exposure treatment for chronic pain. Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 5(3), 149-150. [More Information]
  • Waugh, O., Byrne, D., Nicholas, M. (2014). Internalized Stigma in People Living With Chronic Pain. The Journal of Pain, 15(5), e1-e10. [More Information]
  • Shaw, W., Bessen, E., Pransky, G., Boot, C., Nicholas, M., McLennan, R., Tveito, T. (2014). Manage at work: a randomized, controlled trial of a self-management group intervention to overcome workplace challenges associated with chronic physical health conditions. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Traeger, A., Moseley, G., Hubscher, M., Lee, H., Skinner, I., Nicholas, M., Henschke, N., Refshauge, K., Blyth, F., Main, C., et al (2014). Pain education to prevent chronic low back pain: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 4(6), 1-7. [More Information]
  • McGuire, B., Nicholas, M., Asghari, A., Wood, B., Main, C. (2014). The effectiveness of psychological treatments for chronic pain in older adults: cautious optimism and an agenda for research. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 27(5), 380-384. [More Information]

2013

  • Hunt, M., Keefe, F., Bryant, C., Metcalf, B., Ahamed, Y., Nicholas, M., Bennell, K. (2013). A physiotherapist-delivered, combined exercise and pain coping skills training intervention for individuals with knee osteoarthritis: A pilot study. The Knee, 20(2), 106-112. [More Information]
  • Wood, B., Nicholas, M., Blyth, F., Asghari, A., Gibson, S. (2013). Catastrophizing Mediates the Relationship Between Pain Intensity and Depressed Mood in Older Adults With Persistent Pain. The Journal of Pain, 14(2), 149-157. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Asghari, A., Blyth, F., Wood, B., Murray, R., McCabe, R., Brnabic, A., Beeston, L., Corbett, M., Sherrington, C., Overton, S. (2013). Self-management intervention for chronic pain in older adults: A randomised controlled trial. Pain, 154(6), 824-835. [More Information]

2012

  • Bennell, K., Ahamed, Y., Bryant, C., Jull, G., Hunt, M., Kenardy, J., Forbes, A., Harris, A., Nicholas, M., Metcalf, B., et al (2012). A physiotherapist-delivered integrated exercise and pain coping skills training intervention for individuals with knee osteoarthritis: A randomised controlled trial protocol. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 13, 1-17. [More Information]
  • Shaw, W., Tveito, T., Geehern-Lavoie, M., Huang, Y., Nicholas, M., Reme, S., Wagner, G., Pransky, G. (2012). Adapting principles of chronic pain self-management to the workplace. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34(8), 694-703. [More Information]
  • Macedo, L., Latimer, J., Maher, C., Hodges, P., McAuley, J., Nicholas, M., Tonkin, L., Stanton, C., Stanton, T., Stafford, R. (2012). Effect of motor control exercises versus graded activity in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. Physical Therapy, 92(3), 363-377. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Asghari, A., Corbett, M., Smeets, R., Wood, B., Overton, S., Perry, C., Tonkin, L., Beeston, L. (2012). Is adherence to pain self-management strategies associated with improved pain, depression and disability in those with disabling chronic pain? European Journal of Pain, 16(1), 93-104. [More Information]
  • Sharpe, L., Ianiello, M., Dear, B., Perry, K., Refshauge, K., Nicholas, M. (2012). Is there a potential role for attention bias modification in pain patients? Results of 2 randomised, controlled trials. Pain, 153(3), 722-731. [More Information]
  • Sharpe, L., Gittins, C., Correia, H., Meade (nee Covic), T., Nicholas, M., Raue, P., McDonald, S., Arean, P. (2012). Problem-solving versus cognitive restructuring of medically ill seniors with depression (PROMISE-D trial): Study protocol and design. BMC Psychiatry, 12(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Dominick, C., Blyth, F., Nicholas, M. (2012). Response to letter by Charles Pither. Pain, 153(8), 1769-1770. [More Information]
  • Cardosa, M., Osman, Z., Nicholas, M., Tonkin, L., Williams, A., Aziz, K., Ali, R., Dahari, N. (2012). Self-management of chronic pain in Malaysian patients: effectiveness trial with 1-year follow-up. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 2(1), 30-37. [More Information]
  • Dominick, C., Blyth, F., Nicholas, M. (2012). Unpacking the burden: Understanding the relationships between chronic pain and comorbidity in the general population. Pain, 153(2), 293-304. [More Information]

2011

  • Brandini, D., Benson, J., Nicholas, M., Murray, G., Peck, C. (2011). Chewing in Temporomandibular Disorder Patients: An Exploratory Study of an Association With Some Psychological Variables. Journal of Orofacial Pain, 25(1), 56-67. [More Information]
  • Hush, J., Nicholas, M. (2011). Cognitive behavioral treatment for low back pain: Case study and commentary. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management, 18(2), 85-95.
  • Linton, S., Nicholas, M., MacDonald, S. (2011). Development of a Short Form of the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire. Spine, 36(22), 1891-1895. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Linton, S., Watson, P., Main, C. (2011). Early Identification and Management of Psychological Risk Factors ("Yellow Flags") in Patients With Low Back Pain: A Reappraisal. Physical Therapy, 91(5), 737-753. [More Information]
  • Blyth, F., Cumming, R., Nicholas, M., Creasey, H., Handelsman, D., Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., Sambrook, P., Seibel, M., Waite, L. (2011). Intrusive Pain and Worry about Health in Older Men: The CHAMP Study. Pain, 152(2), 447-452. [More Information]
  • Perry, K., Nicholas, M., Middleton, J. (2011). Multidisciplinary cognitive behavioural pain management programmes for people with a spinal cord injury: design and implementation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 33(13-14), 1272-1280. [More Information]
  • Blake, D., Sharpe, L., Nicholas, M., Refshauge, K. (2011). Pain-Related Attentional Biases: The Importance of the Personal Relevance and Ecological Validity of Stimuli. The Journal of Pain, 12(6), 625-632. [More Information]
  • Dominick, C., Blyth, F., Nicholas, M. (2011). Patterns of chronic pain in the New Zealand population. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1337), 63-76. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., George, S. (2011). Psychologically informed interventions for low back pain: An update for physical therapists. Physical Therapy, 91(5), 765-776. [More Information]
  • Hall, A., Kamper, S., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Ferreira, M., Nicholas, M. (2011). Symptoms of depression and stress mediate the effect of pain on disability. Pain, 152(5), 1044-1051. [More Information]
  • Dear, B., Sharpe, L., Nicholas, M., Refshauge, K. (2011). The Psychometric Properties of the Dot-Probe Paradigm When Used in Pain-Related Attentional Bias Research. The Journal of Pain, 12(12), 1247-1254. [More Information]
  • Linton, S., Nicholas, M., MacDonald, S., Boersma, K., Bergbom, S., Maher, C., Refshauge, K. (2011). The role of depression and catastrophizing in musculoskeletal Pain. European Journal of Pain, 15(4), 416-422. [More Information]

2010

  • Sharpe, L., Nicholson Perry, K., Rogers, P., Dear, B., Nicholas, M., Refshauge, K. (2010). A comparison of the effect of attention training and relaxation on responses to pain. Pain, 150(3), 469-476. [More Information]
  • Wood, B., Nicholas, M., Blyth, F., Asghari, A., Gibson, S. (2010). Assessing Pain in Older People With Persistent Pain: The NRS Is Valid But Only Provides Part of the Picture. The Journal of Pain, 11(12), 1259-1266. [More Information]
  • Haggmann, S., Sharpe, L., Nicholas, M., Refshauge, K. (2010). Attentional Biases Toward Sensory Pain Words in Acute and Chronic Pain Patients. The Journal of Pain, 11(11), 1136-1145. [More Information]
  • Nicholson Perry, K., Nicholas, M., Middleton, J. (2010). Comparison of a pain management program with usual care in a pain management center for people with spinal cord injury-related chronic pain. Clinical Journal of Pain, 26(3), 206-216. [More Information]
  • Tveito, T., Shaw, W., Huang, Y., Nicholas, M., Wagner, G. (2010). Managing Pain in the Workplace: A Focus Group Study of Challenges, Strategies and What Matters Most to Workers with Low Back Pain. Disability and Rehabilitation, 32(24), 2035-2045. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M. (2010). Obstacles to recovery after an episode of low back pain; the 'usual suspects' are not always guilty. Pain, 148(3), 363-364. [More Information]
  • Dehghani, M., Sharpe, L., Nicholas, M. (2010). Structural evaluation of the contemporary psychological models of chronic pain: Does fear of pain work for all? Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 39(3), 214-224. [More Information]
  • Wood, B., Nicholas, M., Blyth, F., Asghari, A., Gibson, S. (2010). The Utility of the Short Version of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS-21) in Elderly Patients with Persistent Pain: Does Age Make a Difference? Pain Medicine, 11(12), 1780-1790. [More Information]

2009

  • Asghari, A., Nicholas, M. (2009). An Investigation of Pain Self-Efficacy Beliefs in Iranian Chronic Pain Patients: A Preliminary Validation of a Translated English-Language Scale. Pain Medicine, 10(4), 619-632. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Coulston, C., Asghari, A., Malhi, G. (2009). Depressive symptoms in patients with chronic pain. Medical Journal of Australia, 190(7 Suppl), S66-S70. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M. (2009). First things first: Reductions in catastrophising before fear of movement. Pain, 145, 6-7. [More Information]
  • Finniss, D., Nicholas, M., Benedetti, F. (2009). Placebo analgesia - understanding the mechanisms and implications for clinical practice. Reviews in Pain, 3(2), 15-19.
  • Nicholson Perry, K., Nicholas, M., Middleton, J., Siddall, P. (2009). Psychological characteristics of people with spinal cord injury-related persisting pain referred to a tertiary pain management center. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 46(1), 57-68. [More Information]
  • Flink, I., Nicholas, M., Boersma, K., Linton, S. (2009). Reducing the threat value of chronic pain: A preliminary replicated single-case study of interoceptive exposure versus distraction in six individuals with chronic back pain. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47(8), 721-728. [More Information]
  • Nicholson Perry, K., Nicholas, M., Middleton, J. (2009). Spinal cord injury-related pain in rehabilitation: A cross-sectional study of relationships with cognitions, mood and physical function. European Journal of Pain, 13, 511-517. [More Information]
  • Law, R., Harvey, L., Nicholas, M., Tonkin, L., de Sousa, M., Finniss, D. (2009). Stretch exercises increase tolerance to stretch in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain: a randomized controlled trial. Physical Therapy, 89(10), 1016-1026. [More Information]
  • Sarda, J., Nicholas, M., Asghari, A., Pimenta, C. (2009). The contribution of self-efficacy and depression to disability and work status in chronic pain patients: A comparison between Australian and Brazilian samples. European Journal of Pain, 13(2), 189-195. [More Information]
  • McGowan, N., Sharpe, L., Refshauge, K., Nicholas, M. (2009). The effect of attentional re-training and threat expectancy in response to acute pain. Pain, 142(1-2), 101-107. [More Information]

2008

  • Macedo, L., Latimer, J., Maher, C., Hodges, P., Nicholas, M., Tonkin, L., McAuley, J., Stafford, R. (2008). Motor control or graded activity exercises for chronic low back pain? A randomised controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 9, 65 - 1-65 - 9. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M. (2008). On adherence to self-management strategies. European Journal of Pain, 13, 113-114. [More Information]
  • Stewart, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Herbert, R., Nicholas, M. (2008). Patient and clinician treatment preferences do not moderate the effect of exercise treatment in chronic whiplash-associated disorders. European Journal of Pain, 12(7), 879-885. [More Information]
  • Sarda, J., Nicholas, M., Pimenta, C., Asghari, A. (2008). Psychometric properties of the DASS-Depression scale among a Brazilian population with chronic pain. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 64(1), 25-31. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Asghari, A., Blyth, F. (2008). What do the numbers mean? Normative data in chronic pain measures. Pain, 134(1-2), 158-173. [More Information]

2007

  • Pengel, L., Refshauge, K., Maher, C., Nicholas, M., Herbert, R., McNair, P. (2007). Physiotherapist-directed exercise, advice, or both for sub-acute low back pain: A randomized trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, 146(11), 787-796. [More Information]
  • Stewart, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Herbert, R., Bogduk, N., Nicholas, M. (2007). Randomized controlled trial of exercise for chronic whiplash associated disorders. Pain, 128(1-2), 59-68. [More Information]
  • Stewart, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Herbert, R., Bogduk, N., Nicholas, M. (2007). Randomized controlled trial of exercise for chronic whiplash-associated disorders. Pain, 128(1-2), 59-68. [More Information]
  • Blyth, F., Macfarlane, G., Nicholas, M. (2007). Response to Ms. Nielsen's Letter to the Editor of Pain. Pain, 131(3). [More Information]
  • Stewart, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Bogduk, N., Nicholas, M. (2007). Responsiveness of pain and disability measures for chronic whiplash. Spine, 32(5), 580-585. [More Information]
  • Blyth, F., Macfarlane, G., Nicholas, M. (2007). The contribution of psychosocial factors to the development of chronic pain: the key to better outcomes for patients? Pain, 129(1), 8-11. [More Information]

2006

  • van Leeuwen, M., Blyth, F., March, L., Nicholas, M., Cousins, M. (2006). Chronic pain and reduced work effectiveness: the hidden cost to Australian employers. European Journal of Pain, 10(2), 161-166. [More Information]
  • Finniss, D., Murphy, P., Brooker, C., Nicholas, M., Cousins, M. (2006). Complex regional pain syndrome in children and adolescents. European Journal of Pain, 10(8), 767-770. [More Information]
  • Molloy, A., Nicholas, M., Asghari, A., Beeston, L., Dehghani, M., Cousins, M., Brooker, C., Tonkin, L. (2006). Does a Combination of Intensive Cognitive-Behavioral Pain Management and a Spinal Implantable Device Confer any Advantage? A Preliminary Examination. Pain Practice, 6(2), 96-103. [More Information]
  • Tague, G., Loftus, S., Devonshire, E., Siddall, P., Taylor, I., Cousins, M., Mather, L., Nicholas, M. (2006). International Collaboration in Graduate Pain Management Education. Pain Across the Lifespan: The 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Pain Society, unkown.
  • Nicholas, M., Asghari, A. (2006). Investigating acceptance in adjustment to chronic pain: Is acceptance broader than we thought? Pain, 124(3), 269-279. [More Information]
  • Asghari, A., Nicholas, M. (2006). Personality and pain-related beliefs/coping strategies: A prospective study. Clinical Journal of Pain, 22(1), 10-18. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Asghari, A. (2006). Response to letter by McCracken et al. (2006). Pain. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M. (2006). The pain self-efficacy questionnaire: Taking pain into account. European Journal of Pain, 11(2), 153-163. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Molloy, A., Brooker, C. (2006). Using opioids with persisting noncancer pain: a biopsychosocial perspective. Clinical Journal of Pain, 22(2), 137-146. [More Information]

2005

  • Stewart, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Herbert, R., Bogduk, N., Nicholas, M. (2005). Effectiveness of exercise or advice for the treatment of chronic whiplash. Proceedings of the MPA 14th Biennial Conference. Centre for Workplace culture change.
  • Maher, C., Pengel, L., Refshauge, K., Nicholas, M., McNair, P., Herbert, R. (2005). Exercise and/or advice for subacute low back pain. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia 14th Biennial Conference 2005, Australia: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Blyth, F., March, L., Nicholas, M., Cousins, M. (2005). Self-management of chronic pain: a population-based study. Pain, 113(3), 285-292. [More Information]
  • Taylor, R., Lovibond, P., Nicholas, M., Cayley, C., Wilson, P. (2005). The Utility of Somatic Items in the Assessment of Depression in Patients With Chronic Pain. A Comparison of the Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale and the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales in Chronic Pain and Clinical and Community Samples. Clinical Journal of Pain, 21(1), 91-100. [More Information]
  • Franche, R., Baril, R., Shaw, W., Nicholas, M., Loisel, P. (2005). Workplace-Based Return-to-Work Interventions: Optimizing the Role of Stakeholders in Implementation and Research. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 15(4), 525-542. [More Information]

2004

  • Moseley, G., Nicholas, M., Hodges, P. (2004). A Randomized Controlled Trial Of Intensive Neurophysiology Education In Chronic Low Back Pain. Clinical Journal of Pain, 20(5), 324-330. [More Information]
  • Moseley, G., Nicholas, M., Hodges, P. (2004). Does Anticipation Of Back Pain Predispose To Back Trouble? Brain, 127(10), 2339-2347. [More Information]
  • Dehghani, M., Sharpe, L., Nicholas, M. (2004). Modification of Attentional Biases in Chronic Pain Patients: A Preliminary Study. European Journal of Pain, 8(6), 585-594. [More Information]
  • Moseley, G., Nicholas, M., Hodges, P. (2004). Pain Differs From Non-Painful Attention-Demanding Or Stressful Tasks In Its Effect On Postural Control Patterns Of Trunk Muscles. Experimental Brain Research, 156(1), 64-71. [More Information]
  • Asghari, A., Nicholas, M. (2004). Pain During Mammography: The Role Of Coping Strategies. Pain, 108(1-2), 170-179. [More Information]
  • Jolliffe, C., Nicholas, M. (2004). Verbally Reinforcing Pain Reports: An Experimental Test Of The Operant Model Of Chronic Pain. Pain, 107(1-2), 167-175. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M. (2004). When To Refer To A Pain Clinic. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology, 18(4), 613-629. [More Information]

2003

  • Stewart, M., Maher, C., Refshauge, K., Herbert, R., Bogduk, N., Nicholas, M. (2003). Advice or exercise for chronic whiplash disorders? Design of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 4(18), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Blyth, F., March, L., Nicholas, M., Cousins, M. (2003). Chronic pain, work performance and litigation. Pain, 103(1-2), 41-47. [More Information]
  • Nicholas, M., Molloy, A. (2003). Cognitive behavioural therapy for chronic pain patients. Medicine Today, 4(8 Supplement), 12-17.
  • Nicholas, M. (2003). Managed care policies and pain management programs. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 11, 1-1.
  • Dehghani, M., Sharpe, L., Nicholas, M. (2003). Selective attention to pain-related information in chronic musculoskeletal pain patients. Pain, 105, 37-46. [More Information]

2002

  • Nicholas, M., Molloy, A. (2002). Chronic pain control integrating medical and psychosocial treatment options. New Ethicals Journal, 5(12), 33-42.
  • Nicholas, M. (2002). Reducing disability in injured workers: the importance of collaborative management. In Linton, SJ (Eds.), Pain Research and Clinical Management, (pp. 33-46). Amsterdam: BMJ Publishing Group.

2001

  • Nicholas, M., Wright, S. (2001). Management of acute and chronic pain. In J Milgrom, GD Burrows (Eds.), Psychology and Psychiatry: Integrating Medical Practice, (pp. 127-153). Chichester, UK: Sage Publications.
  • Nicholas, M., Asghari, A. (2001). Pain self-efficacy and pain behaviour. A prospective study. Pain, 94, 85-100.

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