Chronic pain epidemiology : from aetiology to public health / edited by Peter Croft, Fiona M. Blyth, Danielle van der Windt.

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
x, 365 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.


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"Chronic pain is a major cause of distress, disability, and work loss, and it is becoming increasingly prevalent through the general move towards an ageing population, which impacts dramatically upon society and health care systems worldwide. Due to improvements in health care, it is becoming more common for patients to continue living with long-term illness or disease (rather than these being terminal). Yet little attention has been paid to chronic pain as a public health problem or to the potential for its prevention, even though it can be studied and assessed using concepts and ideas from classical epidemiology. This book takes an unusual approach in making a symptom the focus of public health research and policy. Written by leaders in the field of pain, it fills a gap in current literature by presenting chronic pain in terms of cause, impact, consequence and prevention. It presents individual conditions as examples of chronic pain, together with chapters that provide overviews on the assessment of pain and methodological issues behind population assessment. <em>Chronic Pain Epidemiology - From Aetiology to Public Health</em> provides an invaluable framework and basis for thinking about chronic pain and the potential for its prevention in public health terms. It will appeal to readers from public health, epidemiology and policy perspectives, and those involved in the treatment of pain - such as pain researchers, clinicians and specialists. It will also be an invaluable resource for postgraduate students studying pain management, public health, and epidemiology"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Machine generated contents note: -- <strong>Part 1: Basic ideas </strong>1. Chronic pain as a topic for epidemiology and public health, <em>Peter Croft, Fiona Blyth, Danielle van der Windt</em>2. The global occurrence of chronic pain: an introduction, <em>Peter Croft, Fiona Blyth, Danielle van der Windt</em>3. The demography of chronic pain: an overview, <em>Fiona Blyth</em>Appendix to Part 1: Basic epidemiological concepts<strong>Part 2: Definition and measurement of chronic pain for population studies </strong>4. Introduction to part 2, <em>Peter Croft, Kate Dunn, Fiona Blyth, Danielle van der Windt</em>5. Measuring chronic pain in populations, <em>Clermont E. Dionne</em>6. Measuring the impact of chronic pain on populations, <em>Heiner Raspe</em>7. Number of pain sites - a simple measure of population risk?, <em>Bard Natvig, Camilla Ihlebaek, Yusman Kamaleri and Dag Bruusgaard</em><strong>Part 3: Mechanisms </strong>8. The genetics of pain, <em>Alex MacGregor</em>9. The biological response to stress and chronic pain, <em>Anthony KP Jones, John McBeth and Andrea Power</em>10. Musculoskeletal pain complaints from a sex and gender perspective, <em>H Susan J Picavet</em><strong>
  • Part 4: Common pain syndromes </strong>11. Introduction to part 412. The symptom of pain in populations, <em>Danielle van der Windt</em>13. Headache, <em>Helen Boardman</em>14. Pain in children, <em>Gareth T Jones and Adriana Paola Botello</em>15. Lifecourse influences on chronic pain in adults, <em>Gary J Macfarlane</em>16. Pain in older people, <em>Elaine Thomas</em><strong>Part 5: Pain and disease </strong>17. Introduction to part 5, <em>Peter Croft</em>18. Neuropathic pain, <em>Blair H. Smith and Nicola Torrance</em>19. Post-surgical pain, <em>Julie Bruce</em>20. Chronic chest pain, myocardial ischaemia and coronary artery disease phenotypes, <em>Harry Hemingway, Justin Zaman and Gene Feder</em>21. Cancer, <em>Fiona Blyth and Frances Boyle</em><strong>Part 6: Public health and chronic pain </strong>22. Introduction to part 6, <em>Fiona Blyth, Danielle van der Windt, Peter Croft</em>23. Pharmacological treatments: the example of osteoarthritis, <em>Weiya Zhang and Michael Doherty</em>24. The potential for prevention: occupation, <em>Gwenllian Wynne-Jones</em>25. The potential for prevention: can we change a population's perspective on pain?, <em>Rachelle Buchbinder</em>26. The potential for prevention: overview, <em>Peter Croft, Danielle van der Windt, Helen Boardman, Fiona Blyth</em>.
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  • 0199235767 (alk. paper)
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