Handbook of Pain Assessment / Edition 1

Handbook of Pain Assessment / Edition 1

by Dennis C. Turk
     
 

ISBN-10: 0898628830

ISBN-13: 9780898628838

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898628838
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
491
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Measurement of Pain and the Assessment of People Experiencing Pain, Dennis C. Turk and Ronald Melzack

I. Self-Report Measures of Pain

2. Self-Report Scales and Procedures for Assessing Pain in Adults, Mark P. Jensen and Paul Karoly

3. The McGill Pain Questionnaire: Development, Psychometric Properties, and Usefulness of the Long Form, Short Form, and Short Form–2, Joel Katz and Ronald Melzack

4. Psychosocial Assessment: Comprehensive Measures and Measures Specific to Pain Beliefs and Coping, Douglas E. DeGood and Andrew J. Cook

5. Assessment of Couples and Families with Chronic Pain, Joan M. Romano, Annmarie Cano, and Karen B. Schmaling

II. Measures of Pain Not Dependent on Self-Report

6. The Facial Expression of Pain, Kenneth D. Craig, Kenneth M. Prkachin, and Ruth E. Grunau

7. Assessment of Pain Behaviors, Francis J. Keefe, Tamara J. Somers, David A. Williams, and Suzanne J. Smith

8. Psychophysiological and Neuroimaging Measures in the Assessment of Patients with Chronic Pain, Herta Flor and Patric Meyer

9. Quantification of Function in Chronic Low Back Pain, Peter B. Polatin, Whitney E. Worzer, Emily Brede, and Robert J. Gatchel

10. Assessment of Patients with Chronic Pain: A Comprehensive Approach, Dennis C. Turk and James P. Robinson

III. Assessment of Special Populations

11. Assessment of Pain in Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Danielle A. Ruskin, Khush A. Amaria, Fay F. Warnock, and Patricia A. McGrath

12. Assessment of Pain in Older Persons, Lynn R. Gauthier and Lucia Gagliese

13. Assessment of Pain in Adults and Children with Limited Ability to Communicate, Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Lynn M. Breau, and Kenneth D. Craig

IV. Assessment of Specific Pain Conditions and Syndromes

14. Assessment of Acute Pain, Pain Relief, and Patient Satisfaction, Shawn T. Mason, James A. Fauerbach, and Jennifer A. Haythornthwaite

15. Clinical Assessment of Low Back Pain, Paul J. Watson

16. Assessment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Myofascial Pain Syndromes, and Whiplash-Associated Disorders, James P. Robinson and Dennis C. Turk

17. Assessment of Neuropathic Pain, Ian Gilron, Nadine Attal, Didier Bouhassira, and Robert H. Dworkin

18. Assessment of Headaches, Frank Andrasik, Dawn C. Buse, and Alyssa Lettich

19. Assessment of Patients with Cancer-Related Pain, Karen O. Anderson

V. Special Issues and Applications

20. Assessment of Psychiatric Disorders, Mark D. Sullivan and Jennifer Brennan Braden

21. Disability Evaluation in Painful Conditions, James P. Robinson

22. The Importance of Biopsychosocial Screening before Surgical Intervention or Opioid Therapy for Patients with Chronic Pain, Robert J. Gatchel

23. Assessment of Chronic Pain in Epidemiological and Health Services Research: Empirical Bases and New Directions, Michael Von Korff

24. Assessment of Pain and Health-Related Quality of Life in Chronic Pain Clinical Trials, Alec B. O’Connor and Robert H. Dworkin

Conclusion

25. Trends and Future Directions, Dennis C. Turk and Ronald Melzack

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