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Section 2
Assessment of
Chronic Pain

Question 2 | Test | Table of Contents

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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- Murphy, J.L., McKellar, J.D., Raffa, S.D., Clark, M.E., Kerns, R.D., & Karlin, B.E. (n.d). Cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain among veterans: Therapist manual. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 44-47.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article References:
Akbari, F., Dehghani, M., & Mohammadi, S. (2021). Factor structure and invariance of the pain catastrophizing scale in patients with chronic pain and their spouses. Rehabilitation Psychology, 66(1), 50–56.

Beehler, G. P., Loughran, T. A., King, P. R., Dollar, K. M., Murphy, J. L., Kearney, L. K., & Goldstein, W. R. (2021). Patients’ perspectives of brief cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain: Treatment satisfaction, perceived utility, and global assessment of change. Families, Systems, & Health, 39(2), 351–357.

Phalen, H. J., Salerno, J. M., & Schweitzer, N. J. (2021). Can neuroimaging prove pain and suffering?: The influence of pain assessment techniques on legal judgments of physical versus emotional pain. Law and Human Behavior, 45(5), 393–412.

Robinson, M., Ward, C. M., Shieh, B. S., Armstrong, B., Docimo, M. A., Celedon, X., Rybczynski, S., Levey, E., & Slifer, K. J. (2019). Assessment of functional outcomes of an interdisciplinary inpatient pediatric pain rehabilitation program. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 7(2), 116–126.

QUESTION 2
How could the therapist proceed if the patient feels completion of a pain assessment is aversive or a waste of his/her time? To select and enter your answer go to Test.


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