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The influence of contextual variables on judgments about patients and their pain

Twigg, Olivia Charlotte; Byrne, Donald Glenn

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OBJECTIVE Professional judgments about persistent pain are influenced by contextual variables, which are features relating to the patient, the assessor, or the broader situation. Such judgments directly inform assessment and treatment and therefore represent an important area of research. While current formulations of persistent pain adopt a biopsychosocial framework, contextual variables relating to psychosocial information have not been well examined in the literature. DESIGN We employed a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/14649
Source: Pain Medicine
DOI: 10.1111/pme.12587

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