Biocultural Dimensions of Chronic Pain: Implications for Treatment of Multi-Ethnic Populations

Biocultural Dimensions of Chronic Pain: Implications for Treatment of Multi-Ethnic Populations

by Maryann S. Bates
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791427366

ISBN-13: 9780791427361

Pub. Date: 11/28/1995

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Based on qualitative and quantitative studies in the United States and Puerto Rico, this book demonstrates the significant effect of patients' and health care providers' ethnic and cultural backgrounds on chronic pain.

Based on qualitative and quantitative studies in the United States and Puerto Rico, this book demonstrates the significant effects of patients

Overview

Based on qualitative and quantitative studies in the United States and Puerto Rico, this book demonstrates the significant effect of patients' and health care providers' ethnic and cultural backgrounds on chronic pain.

Based on qualitative and quantitative studies in the United States and Puerto Rico, this book demonstrates the significant effects of patients’ and health providers’ ethnic and cultural backgrounds on the chronic pain experience. A biocultural model from medical anthropology is used to contribute to a better understanding of the interaction of biology and culture in human pain perception. In the studies described, the factors most often associated with successful adjustment to chronic pain are not biomedical but cultural, psychosocial, or the cultural, political, and economic contexts of medical care, compensation and rehabilitation. Truly multi-disciplinary chronic pain treatment programs must be staffed by providers knowledgeable in cultural relativity and cultural self-awareness and should integrate a cultural assessment with an individualized rehabilitation and biopsychosocial treatment plan for each patient.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791427361
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Series:
SUNY series in Medical Anthropology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
205
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.57(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Figures

Introduction

1. Worlds of Pain

2. Chronic Pain: Theories and Research and Treatment Approaches

3. A New England Study of Cultural Influences on the Chronic Pain Experience

4. Variations in Reported Pain Intensity in the New England Population

5. Inter- and Intra-Ethnic-Group Variations in Pain Responses in the New England Population

6. The Puerto Rican Study

7. Comparisons of Puerto Ricans with New England Latinos and Anglo Americans

8. Summary and Conclusions

Appendix A: English Ethnicity and Pain Survey
Appendix B: English and Spanish McGill Pain Questionnaires
Appendix C: English Ethnicity and Pain Questionnaire
Appendix D: Spanish Ethnicity and Pain Survey and Ethnicity and Pain Questionnaire
Appendix E: Pain Control Center Questionnaire
Appendix F: Supplemental Statistical Tables

Glossary

References

Index

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