Handbook of Pain Assessment / Edition 1by Dennis C. Turk
Pub. Date: 08/28/1992
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Many factors affect how someone responds to the seemingly simple question "How much does it hurt?". For every individual, a wide range of issues--from cultural, economic, social, demographic, and environmental factors, to the person's psychological state, personal history, situation, and his or her interpretation of the symptoms, as well as physical… See more details below
Many factors affect how someone responds to the seemingly simple question "How much does it hurt?". For every individual, a wide range of issues--from cultural, economic, social, demographic, and environmental factors, to the person's psychological state, personal history, situation, and his or her interpretation of the symptoms, as well as physical factors--influence the perception of pain as well as the response to treatment.
In this volume, an outstanding group of authorities--a veritable "who's who" of pain assessment--provide a comprehensive overview of the most current methods for assessing pain. They describe the available instruments and procedures, review their limitations and advantages, and provide practical information and guidelines to assist clinicians in selecting the most appropriate assessment methods for diverse populations. Designed for hands-on usefulness, the Handbook includes actual copies of the most important and useful assessment instruments and procedures that can be used by the reader.
Organized into six sections, the book first addresses medical, dental, and physical examination procedures for the most commonly reported pain. Chapters cover recent advances in assessment based on the important issues establishing impairment and disability and evaluate the new field of ergonomics related to pain. The second section focuses on the methods and instruments to quantify pain using self-report and psychophysiological strategies. Devoted to assessment of the individual experience of pain, chapters in the third section discuss the use of traditional psychological methods, the most appropriate instruments designed to assess the significant cognitive factors, and ways of ascertaining the impact of pain on the individual sufferer's life.
Behavioral assessment of pain is covered in the fourth section, while the fifth addresses special topics such as pain assessment in children and the elderly, and specific assessment issues for acute pain, cancer pain, and chronic headaches. The final section addresses important methodological topics including psychometrics, epidemiology and survey methods, and classification of patients based on comprehensive assessment findings.
Handbook Of Pain Assessment provides a comprehensiveness of coverage and a diversity of expert contributors not available in any other volume. It is an invaluable resource for all health professionals who are concerned about the assessment and measurement of pain including physicians, psychologists, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, pharmacists, chiropractors, and dentists. The book will also be of interest to clinical investigators and to students in the health professions.
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Table of Contents
|Ch. 1||The Measurement of Pain and the Assessment of People Experiencing Pain||3|
|Ch. 2||Self-Reporter Scales and Procedures for Assessing Pain in Adults||15|
|Ch. 3||The McGill Pain Questionnaire: Appraisal and Current Status||35|
|Ch. 4||Psychophysical Approaches to Measurement of the Dimensions and Stages of Pain||53|
|Ch. 5||Psychophysiological Assessment of the Patient with Chronic Pain||76|
|Ch. 6||Pain Assessment in Children and Adolescents||97|
|Ch. 7||Assessment of Pain in Elderly People||119|
|Ch. 8||Pain Assessment in Persons with Limited Ability to Communicate||134|
|Ch. 9||The Facial Expression of Pain||153|
|Ch. 10||Assessment of Pain Behaviors||170|
|Ch. 11||Quantification of Function in Chronic Low Back Pain||191|
|Ch. 12||Physical and Occupational Therapy Assessment Approaches||204|
|Ch. 13||Diagnostic Injection||225|
|Ch. 14||Disability Evaluation in Painful Conditions||248|
|Ch. 15||Assessment of Psychiatric Disorders||275|
|Ch. 16||Assessment of Psychological Status Using Interviews and Self-Report Instruments||292|
|Ch. 17||Assessment of Pain Beliefs and Pain Coping||320|
|Ch. 18||Assessment of Couples and Families with Chronic Pain||346|
|Ch. 19||Assessment of the Psychosocial Context of the Experience of Chronic Pain||362|
|Ch. 20||Presurgical Psychological Screening||385|
|Ch. 21||Matching Treatment to Assessment of Patients with Chronic Pain||400|
|Ch. 22||Assessment of Acute Pain, Pain Relief, and Patient Satisfaction||417|
|Ch. 23||Clinical Assessment of Low Back Pain||431|
|Ch. 24||Assessment of Patients with Headache||454|
|Ch. 25||Assessment of Orofacial Pain||475|
|Ch. 26||The Diagnosis of Myofascial Pain Syndromes||499|
|Ch. 27||Assessment of Neuropathic Pain||519|
|Ch. 28||Complex Regional Pain Syndrome||549|
|Ch. 29||Chronic Pelvic Pain||567|
|Ch. 30||How to Assess Cancer Pain||579|
|Ch. 31||Epidemiological and Survey Methods: Assessment of Chronic Pain||603|
|Ch. 32||Relying on Objective and Subjective Measures of Chronic Pain: Guidelines for Use and Interpretation||619|
|Ch. 33||Assessment of Treatment Outcomes in Clinical Practice: A Survival Guide||639|
|Ch. 34||Assessment of Pain and Pain-Related Quality of Life in Clinical Trials||659|
|Ch. 35||The Future of Imaging in Assessment of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain||693|
|Ch. 36||Trends and Future Directions in Human Pain Assessment||707|
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