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Pain Measurements

Ian McDowell

in Measuring Health

Third edition

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780195165678
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864034 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.003.0009
Pain Measurements

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Until the 1970s it was widely assumed that pain was not amenable to accurate measurement. This chapter outlines the subsequent historical development of pain research, covering different theoretical approaches to understanding pain. It compares the resulting wide variety of measurement instruments.

Keywords: pain measurement; historical development; pain research; theoretical approaches; measurement instruments

Chapter.  24923 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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