Psychosocial issues in cancer pain.

Published

Journal Article (Review)

Cancer pain is a complex and multidimensional experience that affects and is affected by psychological and social factors. This article reviews recent research that points to a number of key psychosocial factors associated with pain, including psychological distress, coping, and social support, as well as the impact of socioeconomic factors on barriers to pain management. We also review recent research suggesting that psychosocial interventions, including education, coping-skills training, and hypnosis, may be useful adjuncts to medical management of pain. Clinical implications and recommendations for future research are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Porter, LS; Keefe, FJ

Published Date

  • August 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 263 - 270

PubMed ID

  • 21400251

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21400251

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1534-3081

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11916-011-0190-6

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States