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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 ...
Evidence-Based Review of the Efficacy of Functional Restoration for the Management of Chronic Low Back Pain
There are now almost 20 years of evidence-based clinical outcome data, from the United States as well as from other countries around the world, demonstrating the therapeutic effectiveness of functional restoration, a ...
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
(PPM Communications, Inc., 2004)
Back pain is a widespread public health problem, affecting a staggering 80% of Americans at some point in their lives. Each year, an estimated one out of every 14 people will seek medical care for back or neck pain, amounting ...
Efficacy of a Patient-Educational Booklet for Neck Pain Patients with Workers' Compensation: A Randomized Controlled Trial
(Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009-01-15)
Study Design. A randomized controlled trial of an educational booklet for patients with first-time neck pain. Objective. To assess the clinical impact of a novel educational book on patients‟ functional outcomes and beliefs ...
Methods for Monitoring Medication Use in Chronic Patients
(Remedica Medical Education and Publishing, 2008)
In this article, the best methods for assessing chronic pain patients who are potentially at risk of misuse or abuse of painreduction medications are highlighted. The author recommends that comprehensive biopsychosocial ...
The Relationships Among Depression, Pain, and Masticatory Functioning in Temporomandibular Disorder Patients
(Quintessence Publishing Co. Inc., Chicago, 2006)
Aims: To evaluate the effect of comorbid depression and pain on an early biopsychosocial intervention for acute temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients. Methods: Depressed (either - 3 - current or lifetime; n = 32) or ...
Back Surgery That Does Not Relieve Pain: An Update
(PPM Communications, Inc., 2011-01)
Osteopathic Medicine Approach to Pain Management
(PPM Communications, Inc., 2010-09)
With a holistic approach to patient care—encompassing the integration of structure and function, emotional and social aspects of health and healing, and a more heuristic biopsychosocial approach to pain assessment and ...
The Biopsychosocial Approach to Pain Management
(PPM Communications, Inc., 2008-05)
Although pain research has traditionally focused on the sensory modalities and the neurological transmissions identified solely on a biological level, more recent theories (integrating the body, mind, and society) have ...
Vita of Robert J. Gatchel, PhD., ABPP