Handbook of Pain Assessment, Third Edition (Google eBook)

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Dennis C. Turk, Ronald Melzack
Guilford Press, Aug 8, 2011 - Psychology - 542 pages
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This definitive clinical reference comprehensively reviews the most advanced methods for assessing the person in pain. The field's leading authorities present essential information and tools for evaluating psychosocial, behavioral, situational, and medical factors in patients' subjective experience, functional impairment, and response to treatment. Empirically supported instruments and procedures are detailed, including self-report measures, observational techniques, psychophysiological measures, and more. Best-practice recommendations are provided for assessing the most prevalent pain syndromes and for working with children, older adults, and people with communication difficulties. The book also weighs in on the limitations of existing methods and identifies key directions for future research.

  

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Contents

Chapter 1
3
Chapter 2
19
Chapter 3
45
Chapter 4
67
Chapter 5
98
Chapter 6
117
Chapter 7
134
Chapter 8
151
Chapter 15
294
Chapter 16
309
Chapter 17
326
Chapter 18
354
Chapter 19
376
Chapter 20
399
Chapter 21
415
Chapter 22
444

Chapter 9
176
Chapter 10
188
Chapter 11
213
Chapter 12
242
Chapter 13
260
Chapter 14
283
Chapter 23
455
Chapter 24
474
Chapter 25
489
Author Index
507
Subject Index
529
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About the author (2011)

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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