Pain Management: Evidence, Outcomes, and Quality of Life, A Sourcebook, Text with CD-ROM - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444514141, 9780444535085

Pain Management: Evidence, Outcomes, and Quality of Life, A Sourcebook, Text with CD-ROM, Volume 19

1st Edition

Pain Research and Clinical Management Series

Authors: Harriët Wittink Daniel Carr
eBook ISBN: 9780444535085
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444514141
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 27th December 2007
Page Count: 448

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Table of Contents

Health Outcomes and Treatment Effectiveness in Pain Medicine; Choice of Pain Outcome Measures from a Clinimetric Point of View; Qualitative Research with People who Live with Chronic Illness and Pain; Measuring Patient Treatment Preferences; Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials; Placebo Effects in Clinical Pain Trials; Side Effects and Numbers-needed-to-harm; Pharmacoeconomics in Pain Research; Clinical Analgesic Drug Trials: Targets, Research Strategies and Individualizing Outcome Measures; Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses of Intervention Studies; Applying the ICF and ICF Core Sets for Chronic Widespread Pain; Assessment of Acute Pain and Condition-specific Health-related Quality of Life; Pediatrics and Pain Outcomes; Headache; Measurement instruments for CRPS; Arthritis Pain, Outcomes, and Evidence; Measuring Functional Status in Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain; The Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (IMMPACT); Mental Health Outcomes of Chronic Pain; Measuring Work Outcomes with a Focus on Health-Related Work Productivity Loss; Outcomes Research in Older Adults with Pain: Status and Future; Outcomes Measurement in Cancer Pain; Palliative Care Outcome Measures: Translating Research into Practice; Why Pain Control Matters in a World Full of Killer Diseases; CD-ROM: Major Pain Questionnaires


This collection of invited chapters focuses on topics relating to effective pain management. The emphasis now is on demonstrating the effectiveness of treatment and patient management through the measurement of treatment outcomes. This book aims to provide both researchers and clinicians with the tools to make the most appropriate treatment choice for each patient and to assess the cost-effectiveness of its implementation in relation to pain management.

Key Features

  • Further volume in an established series conceived and commissioned by Sir Patrick Wall.
  • Compiled and edited by two well known names in the field of the measuring the outcomes of pain management.
  • Clinically relevant and research based. Of multiprofessional interest and relevance.
  • Written by a team of international contributors, selected and invited to write because of their expertise and standing in the field.
  • Fully up to the minute - based on the very latest research.


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About the Authors

Harriët Wittink Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair, Lifestyle and Health, Faculty of Health Care, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherlands

Daniel Carr Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Saltonstall Professor of Pain Research, Department of Anesthesia, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA