3. Physical and Psychological Assessment of the Patient with Pain

  1. P. Prithvi Raj MBBS, FFARCS (Eng), FIPP1 and
  2. Serdar Erdine MD, FIPP2

Published Online: 4 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118300480.ch3

Pain-Relieving Procedures: The Illustrated Guide

Pain-Relieving Procedures: The Illustrated Guide

How to Cite

Raj, P. P. and Erdine, S. (2012) Physical and Psychological Assessment of the Patient with Pain, in Pain-Relieving Procedures: The Illustrated Guide, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118300480.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departments of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA

  2. 2

    Istanbul Pain Center, Istanbul, Turkey

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470670385

Online ISBN: 9781118300480

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Keywords:

  • physical and psychological assessment of patients with pain;
  • detailed clinical history and patient assessment, before intervention;
  • successful evaluation, trusting relationship between physician and patient;
  • physical examination;
  • psychological preparedness, of patients with chronic pain;
  • conditions, for psychological assessment before surgical interventions;
  • occupational or familial secondary gain, examined;
  • active or passive coping specific to pain, and need for assessment;
  • special consideration on psychometric testing;
  • multifactor predisposition, patient and family educated on consequences

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Physical examination of different regions of the body

  • Psychological assessment (contributed by Özlem Sertel - Berk)

  • Conclusion

  • Further reading