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Handbook of Pain Assessment, Third Edition - Dennis C. Turk

Handbook of Pain Assessment, Third Edition

By: Dennis C. Turk (Editor), Ronald Melzack (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th January 2011
ISBN: 9781606239766
Number Of Pages: 542

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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. New to this edition: concise chapters and a heightened focus on practical clinical issues incorporates significant advances in knowledge about pain and pain syndromes numerous new or refined assessment instruments and procedures, including applications of advanced imaging techniques chapter providing an integrated, comprehensive assessment approach for any type of chronic pain. This book will be important reading for clinical and health psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, counselors, and nurses; pain medicine and rehabilitation specialists; public health professionals; researchers in these fields. It may also serve as a text in graduate-level courses.

"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, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama, USA "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, Departments of Anesthesiology and Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, USA "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." - American Pain Society Bulletin (on the prior edition) "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)

Introduction1. The Measurement of Pain and the Assessment of People Experiencing Pain, Dennis C. Turk and Ronald MelzackI. Self-Report Measures of Pain2. Self-Report Scales and Procedures for Assessing Pain in Adults, Mark P. Jensen and Paul Karoly3. The McGill Pain Questionnaire: Development, Psychometric Properties, and Usefulness of the Long Form, Short Form, and Short Form-2, Joel Katz and Ronald Melzack4. Psychosocial Assessment: Comprehensive Measures and Measures Specific to Pain Beliefs and Coping, Douglas E. DeGood and Andrew J. Cook5. 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-Report6. The Facial Expression of Pain, Kenneth D. Craig, Kenneth M. Prkachin, and Ruth E. Grunau7. Assessment of Pain Behaviors, Francis J. Keefe, Tamara J. Somers, David A. Williams, and Suzanne J. Smith8. Psychophysiological and Neuroimaging Measures in the Assessment of Patients with Chronic Pain, Herta Flor and Patric Meyer9. Quantification of Function in Chronic Low Back Pain, Peter B. Polatin, Whitney E. Worzer, Emily Brede, and Robert J. Gatchel10. Assessment of Patients with Chronic Pain: A Comprehensive Approach, Dennis C. Turk and James P. Robinson III. Assessment of Special Populations11. Assessment of Pain in Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Danielle A. Ruskin, Khush A. Amaria, Fay F. Warnock, and Patricia A. McGrath12. 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. CraigIV. Assessment of Specific Pain Conditions and Syndromes14. Assessment of Acute Pain, Pain Relief, and Patient Satisfaction, Shawn T. Mason, James A. Fauerbach, and Jennifer A. Haythornthwaite15. Clinical Assessment of Low Back Pain, Paul J. Watson16. Assessment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Myofascial Pain Syndromes, and Whiplash-Associated Disorders, James P. Robinson and Dennis C. Turk17. 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 Lettich19. Assessment of Patients with Cancer-Related Pain, Karen O. AndersonV. Special Issues and Applications20. Assessment of Psychiatric Disorders, Mark D. Sullivan and Jennifer Brennan Braden21. Disability Evaluation in Painful Conditions, James P. Robinson22. The Importance of Biopsychosocial Screening before Surgical Intervention or Opioid Therapy for Patients with Chronic Pain, Robert J. Gatchel23. Assessment of Chronic Pain in Epidemiological and Health Services Research: Empirical Bases and New Directions, Michael Von Korff24. Assessment of Pain and Health-Related Quality of Life in Chronic Pain Clinical Trials, Alec B. O'Connor and Robert H. DworkinConclusion25. Trends and Future Directions, Dennis C. Turk and Ronald Melzack

ISBN: 9781606239766
ISBN-10: 1606239767
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 542
Published: 14th January 2011
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.15
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition