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Overview

Now in a revised and expanded second edition, this classic text provides comprehensive coverage of the most advanced methods for assessing the person in pain. The volume addresses the full range of issues--physical pathology, psychosocial factors, and behavioral variables--that influence patients' perception and reporting of pain, as well as their responsiveness to treatment. Leading authorities describe the available instruments and best procedures, review their limitations and advantages, and provide practical information and guidelines for assessing prevalent pain syndromes. The volume has been updated throughout to reflect the latest research findings, conceptual developments, innovative methods, and directions for future investigation. The second edition has been substantially expanded, featuring new chapters on assessment of physical functioning, family assessment, presurgical psychological screening, assessment of psychiatric disorders, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic injections, and issues related to conducting outcomes research and clinical trials. Additionally, coverage of specific syndromes has been augmented, with new chapters on neuropathic pain, complex regional pain, and chronic pelvic pain.

"Provides useful critiques of available methods & detailed recommendations for the use of assessment procedures & measures with diverse populations ranging from children to elders & from acute pain to cancer pain patients."

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Editorial Reviews

E-Streams

"Extremely useful both for researchers and clinicians….Researchers might use it to find new useful measurement instruments or review the latest research on these means of assessment. Clinicians from many specialties may find the book useful for learning more about assessing and understanding the pain their patients may be experiencing. This book is recommended for all kinds of medical libraries, from clinical and hospital libraries to academic research libraries."--E-Streams
APS (American Pain Society) Bulletin

"The individual chapters are well written, thorough, and an excellent source of information. This volume will undoubtedly prove extremely useful to researchers in decision making concerning instruments to use for the assessment of pain and related variables (e.g., physical and psychological functioning, pain beliefs, and coping strategies) for particular purposes or with specific populations....[It] also will be useful for clinicians of different specialties that wish to learn more about the assessment of patients with pain."--APS (American Pain Society) Bulletin (on previous edition)
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Tariq M. Malik, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This book reviews the different assessment tools used as part of pain evaluation, including the questionnaires used in clinical research but often mentioned only in passing in most pain textbooks. The book was last updated in 2001, so it was about time for a new edition.
Purpose: It describes the available tools to assess patients in pain. The tools are also analyzed and evaluated to help clinicians and researchers determine which would be most useful in what cases. This book will go a long way in improving pain assessment and, as a result, management of patients in pain.
Audience: Although the book primarily targets physicians involved in pain management, there is something for everyone here. Primary care physicians and palliative care physicians will find this book of great help with their patients. All of the authors are well known in their respective fields.
Features: The book is quite comprehensive in covering the different aspects of pain evaluation. The five chapters in the first section cover the different self reporting tools or questionnaires, while the second section describes pain assessment tools not dependent on patient self reporting. The third section is devoted to pain assessment issues in special populations, such as the elderly and children. The pain assessment process as it applies to different pain syndromes is the subject of the fourth section. The fifth and final section covers miscellaneous topics, including the all important topics of disability assessment in chronic pain, assessing psychiatric disorders in pain, and psychosocial evaluation of patients before surgical intervention. Chapters are well referenced. The book is well written and provides clinically useful information.
Assessment: This is not a clinical handbook of pain which discusses different etiologies of pain and its management. Rather, the book focuses on the comprehensive evaluation of patients who are suffering from pain. It is a source of information for physicians who wish to evaluate how the pain is affecting the patient. The major reason for poor pain management is poor or incomplete pain assessment. This book will provide all one needs to master the issue of pain assessment. It should be read by every physician who treats patients with chronic pain in their clinical practice, and it is a definite must-read for every pain physician.
Psychosamtics
This book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who treats patients with chronic pain, anyone who is called upon to assess patients for pain, and anyone who has to teach others how to properly monitor pain states. I would recommend that this book be available to all students, interns, and residents in training programs as a reference when they have patients with pain.—Psychosomatics (on the prior edition)
From the Publisher

"This is the authoritative reference on pain assessment, and has been since the first edition. The Handbook integrates the rapidly growing body of assessment research into a single manageable volume. It reminds us that identifying and measuring meaningful behavioral outcomes--assessing the patient and not just the pain--is the key to the process. The third edition covers new instruments, methods, and procedures, as well as the latest refinements of older instruments. Importantly, it also cautions us not to blindly accept any measure, even the most technical and face-valid. A 'must have' for health care professionals and students."--Beverly E. Thorn, PhD, ABPP, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama
 
"There is simply no other text or resource that so thoroughly defines the current status of pain assessment. This book is critical to understanding that we do have tools that can help us to objectify the pain experience, even though we are still without a pain ‘meter’ to measure the subjective level of a person’s suffering. With careful assessment, a more effective pain therapy regimen can be created. The importance of assessing the biopsychosocial factors that contribute to the pain experience is still undervalued and underutilized. This well-written, easy-to-read volume from some of the most eminent specialists in the field should be required reading for all health professionals who come into contact with people in pain."--Margaret Caudill-Slosberg, MD, PhD, MPH, Departments of Anesthesiology and Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School
Psychosomatics

"This book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who treats patients with chronic pain, anyone who is called upon to assess patients for pain, and anyone who has to teach others how to properly monitor pain states. I would recommend that this book be available to all students, interns, and residents in training programs as a reference when they have patients with pain."--Psychosomatics (on previous edition)
Psychosamtics

"This book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who treats patients with chronic pain, anyone who is called upon to assess patients for pain, and anyone who has to teach others how to properly monitor pain states. I would recommend that this book be available to all students, interns, and residents in training programs as a reference when they have patients with pain."--Psychosomatics (on the prior edition)

E-Streams

"Extremely useful both for researchers and clinicians….Researchers might use it to find new useful measurement instruments or review the latest research on these means of assessment. Clinicians from many specialties may find the book useful for learning more about assessing and understanding the pain their patients may be experiencing. This book is recommended for all kinds of medical libraries, from clinical and hospital libraries to academic research libraries."--E-Streams (on the prior edition)

APS (American Pain Society) Bulletin

"The individual chapters are well written, thorough, and an excellent source of information. This volume will undoubtedly prove extremely useful to researchers in decision making concerning instruments to use for the assessment of pain and related variables (e.g., physical and psychological functioning, pain beliefs, and coping strategies) for particular purposes or with specific populations....[It] also will be useful for clinicians of different specialties that wish to learn more about the assessment of patients with pain."--APS (American Pain Society) Bulletin (on the prior edition)

From The Critics
Reviewer: Tariq M. Malik, MD(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This book reviews the different assessment tools used as part of pain evaluation, including the questionnaires used in clinical research but often mentioned only in passing in most pain textbooks. The book was last updated in 2001, so it was about time for a new edition.
Purpose: It describes the available tools to assess patients in pain. The tools are also analyzed and evaluated to help clinicians and researchers determine which would be most useful in what cases. This book will go a long way in improving pain assessment and, as a result, management of patients in pain.
Audience: Although the book primarily targets physicians involved in pain management, there is something for everyone here. Primary care physicians and palliative care physicians will find this book of great help with their patients. All of the authors are well known in their respective fields.
Features: The book is quite comprehensive in covering the different aspects of pain evaluation. The five chapters in the first section cover the different self reporting tools or questionnaires, while the second section describes pain assessment tools not dependent on patient self reporting. The third section is devoted to pain assessment issues in special populations, such as the elderly and children. The pain assessment process as it applies to different pain syndromes is the subject of the fourth section. The fifth and final section covers miscellaneous topics, including the all important topics of disability assessment in chronic pain, assessing psychiatric disorders in pain, and psychosocial evaluation of patients before surgical intervention. Chapters are well referenced. The book is well written and provides clinically useful information.
Assessment: This is not a clinical handbook of pain which discusses different etiologies of pain and its management. Rather, the book focuses on the comprehensive evaluation of patients who are suffering from pain. It is a source of information for physicians who wish to evaluate how the pain is affecting the patient. The major reason for poor pain management is poor or incomplete pain assessment. This book will provide all one needs to master the issue of pain assessment. It should be read by every physician who treats patients with chronic pain in their clinical practice, and it is a definite must-read for every pain physician.
Booknews
Twenty-six articles grouped in sections devoted to medical and physical evaluation of pain patients; the measurement of pain; psychological evaluation of the patient with pain; assessment of the behavioral expression of pain; methodology; special topics (appraisal of pain in children and the elderly, headaches, cancer pain). Describes the available instruments and procedures for pain assessment, reviews their limitations and advantages, and provides guidelines to assist clinicians in selecting methods appropriate to diverse populations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606239766
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/22/2010
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 542
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dennis C. Turk, PhD, is the John and Emma Bonica Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Research and Director of the Center for Pain Research on Impact, Measurement, and Effectiveness at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His research focuses on the assessment and treatment of a range of chronic pain conditions, clinical trial design, comparative effectiveness research, subgroup identification and treatment matching, and coping and adaptation. Dr. Turk is a recipient of the John C. Liebeskind Award for Career Contribution to Pain Research from the American Academy of Pain Management and the Wilbert E. Fordyce Clinical Investigator Award from the American Pain Society. 
 
Ronald Melzack, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at McGill University. Dr. Melzack developed the McGill Pain Questionnaire, a widely used measurement tool for research on pain in human subjects. In recognition of his breakthrough research on pain, Dr. Melzack has received numerous awards from groups including the Canadian Psychological Association, Canadian Pain Society, Canada Council for the Arts, American Academy of Pain Management, and American Society of Regional Anesthesia. In 2009, he was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

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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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