Benjamin Morasco

Associate Professor

  • 2596 Citations
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20002019

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2019

CE: Implementing Guidelines for Treating Chronic Pain with Prescription Opioids

Maloy, P. E., Iacocca, M. O. & Morasco, B. J., Nov 1 2019, In : The 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
3 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.

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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

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

6 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

3 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
2017

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

15 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
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

24 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

9 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

3 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

15 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

75 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 1 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

28 Scopus citations

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

54 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

53 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
2012

Chronic Pain Treatment and Health Service Utilization of Veterans with Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Lovejoy, T. I., Dobscha, S. K., Cavanagh, R., Turk, D. C. & Morasco, B. J., Nov 2012, In : Pain Medicine (United States). 13, 11, p. 1407-1416 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Correlates of higher-dose opioid medication use for low back pain in primary care

Kobus, A. M., Smith, D. H., Morasco, B. J., Johnson, E. S., Yang, X., Petrik, A. F. & Deyo, R. A., Nov 1 2012, In : Journal of Pain. 13, 11, p. 1131-1138 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Scopus citations

Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the revised short-form McGill pain questionnaire

Lovejoy, T. I., Turk, D. C. & Morasco, B. J., Dec 1 2012, In : Journal of Pain. 13, 12, p. 1250-1257 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

47 Scopus citations

Smoking cigarettes as a coping strategy for chronic pain is associated with greater pain intensity and poorer pain-related function

Patterson, A. L., Gritzner, S., Resnick, M. P., Dobscha, S. K., Turk, D. C. & Morasco, B. J., Mar 1 2012, In : Journal of Pain. 13, 3, p. 285-292 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

64 Scopus citations
2011
52 Scopus citations
38 Scopus citations

Patterns and Correlates of Prescription Opioid Use in OEF/OIF Veterans with Chronic Noncancer Pain

Macey, T. A., Morasco, B. J., Duckart, J. P. & Dobscha, S. K., Oct 2011, In : Pain Medicine. 12, 10, p. 1502-1509 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Scopus citations

Predictors of Engaging in Problem Gambling Treatment: Data From the West Virginia Problem Gamblers Help Network

Weinstock, J., Burton, S., Rash, C. J., Moran, S., Biller, W., Krudelbach, N., Phoenix, N. & Morasco, B. J., Jun 1 2011, In : Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. 25, 2, p. 372-379 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations

Screening for depression in patients with hepatitis C using the Beck Depression Inventory-II: Do somatic symptoms compromise validity?

Patterson, A. L., Morasco, B. J., Fuller, B. E., Indest, D. W., Loftis, J. M. & Hauser, P., Jul 1 2011, In : General Hospital Psychiatry. 33, 4, p. 354-362 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Scopus citations