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dc.contributor.author Penson, John G. en
dc.contributor.author Penson, Nancy P. en
dc.contributor.author Gatchel, Robert J. en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-20T19:54:01Z en
dc.date.available 2009-11-20T19:54:01Z en
dc.date.issued 2008 en
dc.identifier.citation Published in Advances in Pain Management, v.2, no.2, pg. 54-58 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/1923
dc.description Author's final draft after peer review, also known as a post print. en
dc.description.abstract In this article, the best methods for assessing chronic pain patients who are potentially at risk of misuse or abuse of painreduction medications are highlighted. The author recommends that comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments of such patients should be conducted using instruments specifically developed for evaluating the potential for abuse/misuse. The Pain Medication Questionnaire is discussed as an example of one such tool. The advantages of this comprehensive assessment approach, which has been shown to be the most heuristic perspective for the evaluation and treatment of chronic pain, are reviewed. Finally, an algorithm for the ongoing evaluation of patients undergoing opioid treatment is presented. en
dc.description.sponsorship This research supported in parts by grants 5R01 MH46452 and 1K05 MH71892 from the National Institutes of Health and grant No. DAMD17-03-1-0055 from the Department of Defense en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Remedica Medical Education and Publishing en
dc.subject Pain Management en
dc.title Methods for Monitoring Medication Use in Chronic Patients en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Arlington en_US

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