New PDF release: Contemporary Issues in Chronic Pain Management

By David P. Schwartz, Winston C. V. Parris (auth.), Winston C. V. Parris (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1461367344

ISBN-13: 9781461367345

ISBN-10: 1461538882

ISBN-13: 9781461538882

PROFESSOR SIR KENNETH L. STUART ache keep an eye on has turn into one ofmedicine's such a lot quickly transforming into disciplines, and Iwelcome the chance to put in writing this foreword to abook that Iam yes will make its personal specified contribution to advancing this self-discipline. My excitement in writing it really is heightened via my satisfaction within the incontrovertible fact that its editor used to be at one time an undergraduate pupil of mine on the college of the West Indies in Jamaica. one of many uncertainties lecturers regularly face is they can by no means are expecting how their fees will prove. This uncertainty has been fortunately resolved. Dr. Parris' expert occupation has been marked through an analogous commitment and dedication that characterised his undergraduate days and that basically has been dropped at the education of this scholarly and sensible paintings. ache reliefhas been until eventually lately acomparatively missed box. Its overlook was resolute no longer quite a bit via lack ofprofessional understanding ofits import­ ance yet as a rule simply because so little will be performed approximately it within the past.

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Ethnicity, and culture on cancer pain. Pain 29:195-207. 25. Radvila A, Adler RH, Galeassi RL. VorkanfH. 1987. The development of a German language pain questionnaire and its application in a situation causing acute pain. Pain 28: 185-195. 26. Maiani G, Sanavio E. 1985. Semantics of pain in Italy: The Italian version of the McGill Pain Questionnaire. Pain 22:399-405. 27. Diller A. 1980. Cross-cultural pain semantics. Pain 9:9-26. 28. Gaston-Johansson F. 1984. Pain assessment: Differences in quality and intensity of the words pain, ache and hurt.

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Instruments that permit direct evalu- 14 2. Pain, ethnicity, and culture ation of clinical pain have been lacking until the last two decades, which have seen a proliferation of reliable and valid measures for chronic pain assessment. Some of them appear to be promising for cross-cultural studies [20]. Two important instruments that permit direct evaluation of subjective pain intensity have been introduced into the pain field. These are the visual analog scale (VAS) [21] and the McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ) [22].

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