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Validation of the WHOQOL-100: Pain management improves quality of life for chronic pain patients effective allegra 180mg. Theoretical perspectives on the relation between catastrophizing and pain. Gender differences in pain and pain behavior: The role of catastrophising. Psychological characteristics and the effec- tiveness of patient-controlled analgesia. Detecting depression in chronic pain patients: Adequacy of self- reports. The twain meet: Empirical explanations of sex differences in health and mortality. Another look at physician’s treatment of men and women with common complaints. Graded exposure in vivo in the treatment of pain-related fear: A replicated single-case experimental design in four patients with chronic low back pain. Fear-avoidance and its consequences in chronic musculo- skeletal pain: A state of the art. A randomized trial of a lay person-led self-management group intervention for back pain patients in primary care. The World Health Organisation Quality of Life Assessment (the WHOQOL): Position paper from the World Health Organisation. Examination of changes in interpersonal stress as a factor in disease exacerbations among women with rheumatoid arthritis. Williams Department of Anesthesiology University of Washington When patients suffering with pain are referred to a mental health profes- sional, there are a number of specific questions that need to be addressed related to the purpose of the assessment. A primary care physician may simply conduct a mental status assessment to assist in routine treatment planning and to identify any significant emotional problems that need to be addressed. Referral questions might be initiated by a governmental agency related to disability determination or vocational issues. A specific referral question from a third-party payer may focus on the issue of malingering.

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