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Chronic pain and identity.

Pamich, A.; (2006) Chronic pain and identity. Doctoral thesis , University of London. Green open access

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Abstract

This review explores how the experience of chronic pain impacts upon a person's identity. Firstly, drawing on an established body of literature, an outline of chronic pain research is provided. This includes an introduction to theories on cause and treatment, followed by an overview of the physical, psychological and social impact of chronic pain. Secondly, a detailed literature review is conducted on the impact of chronic illness on identity, followed by the impact of chronic pain on identity. Thirdly, factors relating to adjustment in chronic pain are reviewed along with their usefulness in helping us understand what may lead to identity change. Finally, the limitations of studies are discussed along with gaps and directions for future research.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: Chronic pain and identity.
Identifier: PQ ETD:593093
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Thesis digitised by Proquest
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1445769
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