Behavioral and psychological approaches to the assessment and treatment of chronic pain.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This article briefly reviews behavioral and psychologic methods currently used to assess chronic pain patients. Assessment techniques designed to measure pain report, overt behavior patterns, and psychologic functioning are described. A variety of behavioral treatment procedures for chronic pain are also discussed. Treatment techniques can be grouped into two major categories: operant conditioning methods, and self-management strategies. Critical needs for future research are briefly identified.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keefe, FJ; Bradley, LA

Published Date

  • January 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 49 - 54

PubMed ID

  • 6693027

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0163-8343

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0163-8343(84)90059-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States