Handbook of Pain Assessment / Edition 1

Handbook of Pain Assessment / Edition 1

by Dennis C. Turk
     
 


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

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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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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)

Meet the Author


Dennis C. Turk is Professor of Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, and Behavioral Science, and Director of the Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has published over 170 journal articles and chapters in books. Among the seven books he has either authored or edited are Pain and Behavioral Medicine, Pain Management: A Handbook of Psychological Treatment Approaches, and Facilitating Treatment Adherence: A Practitioner's Guidebook. A founding member of both the International Association for the Study of Pain and the American Pain Society, Dr. Turk is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1The Measurement of Pain and the Assessment of People Experiencing Pain3
Ch. 2Self-Reporter Scales and Procedures for Assessing Pain in Adults15
Ch. 3The McGill Pain Questionnaire: Appraisal and Current Status35
Ch. 4Psychophysical Approaches to Measurement of the Dimensions and Stages of Pain53
Ch. 5Psychophysiological Assessment of the Patient with Chronic Pain76
Ch. 6Pain Assessment in Children and Adolescents97
Ch. 7Assessment of Pain in Elderly People119
Ch. 8Pain Assessment in Persons with Limited Ability to Communicate134
Ch. 9The Facial Expression of Pain153
Ch. 10Assessment of Pain Behaviors170
Ch. 11Quantification of Function in Chronic Low Back Pain191
Ch. 12Physical and Occupational Therapy Assessment Approaches204
Ch. 13Diagnostic Injection225
Ch. 14Disability Evaluation in Painful Conditions248
Ch. 15Assessment of Psychiatric Disorders275
Ch. 16Assessment of Psychological Status Using Interviews and Self-Report Instruments292
Ch. 17Assessment of Pain Beliefs and Pain Coping320
Ch. 18Assessment of Couples and Families with Chronic Pain346
Ch. 19Assessment of the Psychosocial Context of the Experience of Chronic Pain362
Ch. 20Presurgical Psychological Screening385
Ch. 21Matching Treatment to Assessment of Patients with Chronic Pain400
Ch. 22Assessment of Acute Pain, Pain Relief, and Patient Satisfaction417
Ch. 23Clinical Assessment of Low Back Pain431
Ch. 24Assessment of Patients with Headache454
Ch. 25Assessment of Orofacial Pain475
Ch. 26The Diagnosis of Myofascial Pain Syndromes499
Ch. 27Assessment of Neuropathic Pain519
Ch. 28Complex Regional Pain Syndrome549
Ch. 29Chronic Pelvic Pain567
Ch. 30How to Assess Cancer Pain579
Ch. 31Epidemiological and Survey Methods: Assessment of Chronic Pain603
Ch. 32Relying on Objective and Subjective Measures of Chronic Pain: Guidelines for Use and Interpretation619
Ch. 33Assessment of Treatment Outcomes in Clinical Practice: A Survival Guide639
Ch. 34Assessment of Pain and Pain-Related Quality of Life in Clinical Trials659
Ch. 35The Future of Imaging in Assessment of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain693
Ch. 36Trends and Future Directions in Human Pain Assessment707
Author Index717
Subject Index751

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