Benjamin Morasco

Associate Professor

  • 2666 Citations
  • 32 h-Index
20002020

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Research Output

2020
2019

CE: Implementing Guidelines for Treating Chronic Pain with Prescription Opioids

Maloy, P. E., Iacocca, M. O. & Morasco, B. J., Nov 1 2019, In : American Journal of Nursing. 119, 11, p. 22-29 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Clinician Response to Aberrant Urine Drug Test Results of Patients Prescribed Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain

Morasco, B. J., Adams, M. H., Hyde, S., Zamudio, J. & Dobscha, S. K., Jan 1 2019, In : Clinical Journal of Pain. 35, 1, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Correlates of Benzodiazepine Use and Adverse Outcomes among Patients with Chronic Pain Prescribed Long-term Opioid Therapy

Yarborough, B. J. H., Stumbo, S. P., Stoneburner, A., Smith, N., Dobscha, S. K., Deyo, R. A. & Morasco, B. J., Jan 1 2019, In : Pain Medicine (United States). 20, 6, p. 1148-1155 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
4 Scopus citations

Efficacy of Biofeedback for Medical Conditions: an Evidence Map

Kondo, K., Noonan, K. M., Freeman, M., Ayers, C., Morasco, B. & Kansagara, D., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of general internal medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

2 Scopus citations
1 Scopus citations

Impact of hepatitis C treatment on pain intensity, prescription opioid use and arthritis

Kumthekar, A., Shull, S., Lovejoy, T., Morasco, B., Chang, M. & Barton, J., Jan 1 2019, In : International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Marijuana Use Is Not Associated With Changes in Opioid Prescriptions or Pain Severity Among People Living With HIV and Chronic Pain

Merlin, J. S., Long, D., Becker, W. C., Cachay, E. R., Christopolous, K. A., Claborn, K. R., Crane, H. M., Edelman, E. J., Lovejoy, T., Mathews, W. C., Morasco, B., Napravnik, S., OʼCleirigh, C., Saag, M. S., Starrels, J. L., Gross, R. & Liebschutz, J. M., Jun 1 2019, In : Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999). 81, 2, p. 231-237 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Optimizing pain treatment interventions (OPTI): A pilot randomized controlled trial of collaborative care to improve chronic pain management and opioid safety—Rationale, methods, and lessons learned

Seal, K. H., Borsari, B., Tighe, J., Cohen, B. E., Delucchi, K., Morasco, B. J., Li, Y., Sachs, E., Abadjian, L., Watson, E. C., Manuel, J. K., Vella, L., Trafton, J. & Midboe, A., Feb 2019, In : Contemporary Clinical Trials. 77, p. 76-85 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations
2018

A Model of the Intersection of Pain and Opioid Misuse in Children and Adolescents

Dash, G. F., Wilson, A. C., Morasco, B. J. & Feldstein Ewing, S. W., Sep 1 2018, In : Clinical Psychological Science. 6, 5, p. 629-646 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

4 Scopus citations

Changes in pain intensity after discontinuation of long-term opioid therapy for chronic noncancer pain

McPherson, S., Smith, C. L., Dobscha, S. K., Morasco, B. J., Demidenko, M. I., Meathd, T. H. A. & Lovejoy, T. I., Jan 1 2018, In : Pain. 159, 10, p. 2097-2104 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations
2 Scopus citations

Correlates of Use and Perceived Effectiveness of Non-pharmacologic Strategies for Chronic Pain Among Patients Prescribed Long-term Opioid Therapy

Lozier, C. C., Nugent, S. M., Smith, N. X., Yarborough, B. J., Dobscha, S., Deyo, R. R. & Morasco, B., May 1 2018, In : Journal of General Internal Medicine. 33, p. 46-53 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Increased sleep disturbances and pain in veterans with comorbid traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder

Balba, N. M., Elliott, J. E., Weymann, K., Opel, R. A., Duke, J. W., Oken, B., Morasco, B., Heinricher, M. & Lim, M., Nov 15 2018, In : Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 14, 11, p. 1865-1878 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Linkage of VA and State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Data to Examine Concurrent Opioid and Sedative-Hypnotic Prescriptions among Veterans

Carlson, K. F., Gilbert, T. A., Morasco, B. J., Wright, D., Otterloo, J. V., Herrndorf, A. & Cook, L. J., Dec 2018, In : Health Services Research. 53, p. 5285-5308 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Medications for opioid use disorder in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system: Historical perspective, lessons learned, and next steps

Wyse, J., Gordon, A. J., Dobscha, S., Morasco, B., Tiffany, E., Drexler, K., Sandbrink, F. & Lovejoy, T., Apr 3 2018, In : Substance Abuse. 39, 2, p. 139-144 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

20 Scopus citations

Patterns and correlates of medical cannabis use for pain among patients prescribed long-term opioid therapy

Nugent, S. M., Yarborough, B. J., Smith, N. X., Dobscha, S., Deyo, R. R., Green, C. A. & Morasco, B., Jan 1 2018, In : General Hospital Psychiatry. 50, p. 104-110 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Prevalence and Correlates of Low Pain Interference Among Patients With High Pain Intensity Who Are Prescribed Long-Term Opioid Therapy

Adams, M. H., Dobscha, S., Smith, N. X., Yarborough, B. J., Deyo, R. R. & Morasco, B., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Pain.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations
1 Scopus citations

Sources of distress in primary care opioid management and the role of a controlled substance review group: A qualitative study

Hulen, E., Saha, S. S., Morasco, B., Zeigler, C., Mackey, K. & Edwards, S., Jan 1 2018, In : Pain Medicine (United States). 19, 8, p. 1570-1577 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

2 Scopus citations
2017

Benefits and harms of plant-based Cannabis for posttraumatic stress disorder a systematic review

O'Neil, M. E., Nugent, S. M., Morasco, B. J., Freeman, M., Low, A., Kondo, K., Zakher, B., Elven, C., Motu'apuaka, M., Paynter, R. & Kansagara, D., Sep 5 2017, In : Annals of internal medicine. 167, 5, p. 332-340 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

32 Scopus citations

Patient outcomes in dose reduction or discontinuation of long-term opioid therapy: A systematic review

Frank, J. W., Lovejoy, T. I., Becker, W. C., Morasco, B. J., Koenig, C. J., Hoffecker, L., Dischinger, H. R., Dobscha, S. K. & Krebs, E. E., Aug 1 2017, In : Annals of internal medicine. 167, 3, p. 181-191 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

81 Scopus citations

Reasons for discontinuation of long-term opioid therapy in patients with and without substance use disorders

Lovejoy, T., Morasco, B., Demidenko, M. I., Meath, T. H. A., Frank, J. W. & Dobscha, S., 2017, In : Pain. 158, 3, p. 526-534 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations

Substance Use Disorder Treatment Following Clinician-Initiated Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Therapy Resulting from an Aberrant Urine Drug Test

Nugent, S. M., Dobscha, S., Morasco, B., Demidenko, M. I., Meath, T. H. A., Frank, J. W. & Lovejoy, T., Jun 9 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of General Internal Medicine. p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations
23 Scopus citations

The effects of cannabis among adults with chronic painandan overview of general harms a systematic review

Nugent, S. M., Morasco, B. J., O'Neil, M. E., Freeman, M., Low, A., Kondo, K., Elven, C., Zakher, B., Motu'apuaka, M., Paynter, R. & Kansagara, D., Sep 5 2017, In : Annals of internal medicine. 167, 5, p. 319-331 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

99 Scopus citations
2016
4 Scopus citations
9 Scopus citations

Higher Prescription Opioid Dose is Associated With Worse Patient-Reported Pain Outcomes and More Health Care Utilization

Morasco, B., Yarborough, B. J., Smith, N. X., Dobscha, S., Deyo, R. R., Perrin, N. A. & Green, C. A., Jul 12 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Pain.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Scopus citations

Predictors of urine drug testing for patients with chronic pain: Results from a national cohort of U.S. veterans

Morasco, B., Peters, D., Krebs, E. E., Kovas, A. E., Hart, K. & Dobscha, S., Jan 2 2016, In : Substance Abuse. 37, 1, p. 82-87 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations
2015

Pain-related anxiety mediates the relationship between depressive symptoms and pain interference in veterans with hepatitis C

Adams, M. H., Lovejoy, T. I., Turk, D. C., Dobscha, S. K., Hauser, P. & Morasco, B. J., Nov 2015, In : General Hospital Psychiatry. 37, 6, p. 533-537 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations
2 Scopus citations

Predictors of Improvements in Pain Intensity in a National Cohort of Older Veterans With Chronic Pain

Dobscha, S., Lovejoy, T., Morasco, B., Kovas, A. E., Peters, D., Hart, K., Williams, J. L. & McFarland, B., Dec 31 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Pain.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations

Psychometric Properties of the Centrality of Pain Scale

Morasco, B. J., Turk, D. C. & Nicolaidis, C., Jul 1 2015, In : Journal of Pain. 16, 7, p. 676-681 6 p., 3079.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Short-Term Variability in Outpatient Pain Intensity Scores in a National Sample of Older Veterans with Chronic Pain

Dobscha, S. K., Morasco, B. J., Kovas, A. E., Peters, D. M., Hart, K. & Mcfarland, B. H., May 1 2015, In : Pain Medicine (United States). 16, 5, p. 855-865 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Scopus citations

Treatment changes following aberrant urine drug test results for patients prescribed chronic opioid therapy

Morasco, B. J., Krebs, E. E., Cavanagh, R., Hyde, S., Crain, A. & Dobscha, S. K., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of opioid management. 11, 1, p. 45-51 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations
2014

Associations between prescription opioid use and sleep impairment among veterans with chronic pain

Morasco, B. J., O'Hearn, D., Turk, D. C. & Dobscha, S. K., Nov 1 2014, In : Pain Medicine (United States). 15, 11, p. 1902-1910 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations

Biopsychosocial factors associated with pain in veterans with the hepatitis C virus

Morasco, B. J., Lovejoy, T. I., Turk, D. C., Crain, A., Hauser, P. & Dobscha, S. K., Oct 2014, In : Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 37, 5, p. 902-911 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Comparison of health service use among veterans with methamphetamine versus alcohol use disorders

Morasco, B. J., O'Neil, M. E., Duckart, J. P. & Ganzini, L., Jan 1 2014, In : Journal of addiction medicine. 8, 1, p. 47-52 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations
2013

Care management practices for chronic pain in veterans prescribed high doses of opioid medications

Morasco, B. J., Cavanagh, R., Gritzner, S. & Dobscha, S. K., Dec 1 2013, In : Family Practice. 30, 6, p. 671-678 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Correlates of prescription opioid initiation and long-term opioid use in veterans with persistent pain

Dobscha, S. K., Morasco, B. J., Duckart, J. P., MacEy, T. & Deyo, R. A., Feb 1 2013, In : Clinical Journal of Pain. 29, 2, p. 102-108 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

80 Scopus citations

Patterns of care and side effects for patients prescribed methadone for treatment of chronic pain

Macey, T. A., Weimer, M. B., Grimaldi, E. M., Dobscha, S. K. & Morasco, B. J., Sep 2013, In : Journal of opioid management. 9, 5, p. 325-333 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Prescription opioids for back pain and use of medications for erectile dysfunction

Deyo, R. A., Smith, D. H. M., Johnson, E. S., Tillotson, C. J., Donovan, M., Yang, X., Petrik, A., Morasco, B. J. & Dobscha, S. K., May 15 2013, In : Spine. 38, 11, p. 909-915 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Scopus citations

Psychological Treatments for Pathological Gambling

Morasco, B. J., Aug 27 2013, Interventions For Addiction. Elsevier Inc., p. 227-233 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Risk for prescription opioid misuse among patients with a history of substance use disorder

Morasco, B. J., Turk, D. C., Donovan, D. M. & Dobscha, S. K., Jan 1 2013, In : Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 127, 1-3, p. 193-199 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

56 Scopus citations

Sex differences in the medical care of VA patients with chronic non-cancer pain

Weimer, M. B., Macey, T. A., Nicolaidis, C., Dobscha, S. K., Duckart, J. P. & Morasco, B. J., Dec 2013, In : Pain Medicine (United States). 14, 12, p. 1839-1847 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Scopus citations

The relationship between PTSD and chronic pain: Mediating role of coping strategies and depression

Morasco, B. J., Lovejoy, T. I., Lu, M., Turk, D. C., Lewis, L. & Dobscha, S. K., Apr 2013, In : Pain. 154, 4, p. 609-616 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

56 Scopus citations

Vulnerability to somatic symptoms of depression during interferon-alpha therapy for hepatitis C: A 16-week prospective study

Loftis, J. M., Patterson, A. L., Wilhelm, C. J., McNett, H., Morasco, B. J., Huckans, M., Morgan, T., Saperstein, S., Asghar, A. & Hauser, P., Jan 1 2013, In : Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 74, 1, p. 57-63 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

35 Scopus citations