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How do patients understand chronic orofacial pain?

Bonathan, CJ; (2011) How do patients understand chronic orofacial pain? Doctoral thesis, UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

Part one of this volume presents a review of the literature on the relationship between chronic pain and socioeconomic status. It examines the evidence supporting the association and considers the psychological meaning of the findings. Part two consists of a qualitative empirical paper which samples patients with chronic orofacial pain to explore their understanding of their pain and their beliefs and fears about the causes and maintenance of their pain, both before and after an initial consultation at a specialist pain clinic. The final section is a critical appraisal of conducting this thesis. It contains a personal reflection of conducting both the literature review and empirical paper and describes some of the obstacles encountered during the process.

Type:Thesis (Doctoral)
Title:How do patients understand chronic orofacial pain?
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language:English
Additional information:Thesis in two volumes: volume 2 is restricted
Keywords:chronic pain, orofacial pain, Beliefs

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