Pain and Disability: Clinical, Behavioral, and Public Policy Perspectives
by M. Osterweis, A. Kleinman, D. Mechanic
Publisher: National Academies Press 1987
Number of pages: 323
Pain is the most common complaint presented to physicians. This volume covers the epidemiology and physiology of pain; psychosocial contributions to pain and illness behavior; promising ways of assessing and measuring chronic pain and dysfunction; clinical aspects of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation; and how the SSA's benefit structure and administrative procedures may affect pain complaints.
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