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Development of a Self-Report Screening Instrument for Assessing Potential Opioid Medication Misuse in Chronic Pain Patients
This study comprised the first step in the psychometric development of a self-report screening instrument for risk of opioid medication misuse among chronic pain patients. A 26-item instrument, the Pain Medication Questionnaire ...
Decreases in Cortisol Variability Between Treated and Untreated Jaw Pain Patients
(Wiley Periodicals, Inc., 2006-08)
The study evaluated the impact of treatment on cortisol levels in acute pain patients at high risk for chronic jaw-related pain. Twenty-five patients with jaw pain or facial discomfort (< 6 months) participated in the ...
Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenocortical Axis Dysregulation in Acute Temporomandibular Disorder and Low Back Pain: A Marker for Chronicity?
Dysregulation of the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenocortical (HPA) axis is believed to be a valid biological marker of stress. This study evaluating changes in patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and low back ...