Behavioral and psychological approaches to the assessment and treatment of chronic pain

Academic Article


  • This article briefly reviews behavioral and psychologic methods currently used to assess chronic pain patients. Assessment techniques designed to measure pain report, overt behavior patterns, and psychologic functioning are described. A variety of behavioral treatment procedures for chronic pain are also discussed. Treatment techniques can be grouped into two major categories: operant conditioning methods, and self-management strategies. Critical needs for future research are briefly identified. © 1984.
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    Author List

  • Keefe FJ; Bradley LA
  • Start Page

  • 49
  • End Page

  • 54
  • Volume

  • 6
  • Issue

  • 1