Chronic Pain Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Paperback | October 15, 2010

EditorPeter Croft, Fiona M. Blyth, Danielle van der Windt

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Chronic pain is a major cause of distress, disability, and work loss, and it is becoming increasingly prevalent through the general move towards an ageing population, which impacts dramatically upon society and health care systems worldwide. Due to improvements in health care, it is becomingmore common for patients to continue living with long-term illness or disease (rather than these being terminal). Yet little attention has been paid to chronic pain as a public health problem or to the potential for its prevention, even though it can be studied and assessed using concepts and ideasfrom classical epidemiology. This book takes an unusual approach in making a symptom the focus of public health research and policy. Written by leaders in the field of pain, it fills a gap in current literature by presenting chronic pain in terms of cause, impact, consequence and prevention. It presents individual conditions asexamples of chronic pain, together with chapters that provide overviews on the assessment of pain and methodological issues behind population assessment. Chronic Pain Epidemiology - From Aetiology to Public Health provides an invaluable framework and basis for thinking about chronic pain and the potential for its prevention in public health terms. It will appeal to readers from public health, epidemiology and policy perspectives, and those involvedin the treatment of pain - such as pain researchers, clinicians and specialists. It will also be an invaluable resource for postgraduate students studying pain management, public health, and epidemiology.

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Chronic pain is a major cause of distress, disability, and work loss, and it is becoming increasingly prevalent through the general move towards an ageing population, which impacts dramatically upon society and health care systems worldwide. Due to improvements in health care, it is becomingmore common for patients to continue living w...

Peter Croft studied social anthropology, qualified and worked as a general practitioner, and trained as an epidemiologist. His research interests concern the causes, course and treatment of common syndromes of musculoskeletal pain as they occur in the community and in primary care. He directs the Arthritis Research Campaign's National...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:October 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part 1: Basic ideas1. Peter Croft, Fiona Blyth, Danielle van der Windt: Chronic pain as a topic for epidemiology and public health2. Peter Croft, Fiona Blyth, Danielle van der Windt: The global occurrence of chronic pain: an introduction3. Fiona Blyth: The demography of chronic pain: an overviewAppendix to Part 1: Basic epidemiological conceptsPart 2: Definition and measurement of chronic pain for population studies4. Peter Croft, Kate Dunn, Fiona Blyth, Danielle van der Windt: Introduction to part 25. Clermont E. Dionne: Measuring chronic pain in populations6. Heiner Raspe: Measuring the impact of chronic pain on populations7. Bard Natvig, Camilla Ihlebaek, Yusman Kamaleri and Dag Bruusgaard: Number of pain sites - a simple measure of population risk?Part 3: Mechanisms8. Alex MacGregor: The genetics of pain9. Anthony KP Jones, John McBeth and Andrea Power: The biological response to stress and chronic pain10. H Susan J Picavet: Musculoskeletal pain complaints from a sex and gender perspectivePart 4: Common pain syndromes11. Introduction to part 412. Danielle van der Windt: The symptom of pain in populations13. Helen Boardman: Headache14. Gareth T Jones and Adriana Paola Botello: Pain in children15. Gary J Macfarlane: Lifecourse influences on chronic pain in adults16. Elaine Thomas: Pain in older peoplePart 5: Pain and disease17. Peter Croft: Introduction to part 518. Blair H. Smith and Nicola Torrance: Neuropathic pain19. Julie Bruce: Post-surgical pain20. Harry Hemingway, Justin Zaman and Gene Feder: Chronic chest pain, myocardial ischaemia and coronary artery disease phenotypes21. Fiona Blyth and Frances Boyle: CancerPart 6: Public health and chronic pain22. Fiona Blyth, Danielle van der Windt, Peter Croft: Introduction to part 623. Weiya Zhang and Michael Doherty: Pharmacological treatments: the example of osteoarthritis24. Gwenllian Wynne-Jones: The potential for prevention: occupation25. Rachelle Buchbinder: The potential for prevention: can we change a population's perspective on pain?26. Peter Croft, Danielle van der Windt, Helen Boardman, Fiona Blyth: The potential for prevention: overview