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Title: Identifying distress profiles of individuals with chronic pain presenting to a multidisciplinary pain clinic.
Epworth Authors: McDonald, Karalyn
Roocke, Tim
Devlin, Anna
Livingstone, Julianne
McKenzie, Dean
Behne, Jack
Currie, Sally
Bennett, Linda
Keywords: Distress Profiles
Chronic Pain
Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic
Persistent Pain
Psychological Distress
Pain Related Distress
Pain Severity
Lower Self-Efficacy
Psychological and Social Profiles
The Electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration
Brief Pain Inventory
Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale
Pain Catastrophising Scale
Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire
Rehabilitation, Mental Health and Chronic Pain Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Aug-2019
Conference Name: Epworth HealthCare Research Week 2019
Conference Location: Epworth Research Institute, Victoria, Australia
Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Persistent pain is experienced by one in five Australian adults and can significantly impair quality of life. Psychological distress is more prevalent among patients with chronic pain compared to the general population. It is thought that individuals engaging in catastrophic thinking during the acute pain phase, may be more likely to develop chronic pain. Unhelpful thoughts about pain are also shown to be a significant predictor of pain related disability. Anxiety, depression and catastrophic thoughts about pain rarely act as independent constructs and evidence suggests that significant overlap results in pain-related distress. Individuals with higher levels of pain-related distress are challenging to treat and are less likely to respond to treatment. Pain patients can be profiled according to pain severity, psychological characteristics and coping style. Higher levels of pain severity, psychological distress and lower self-efficacy , all predict lower general health and poorer treatment outcomes.
Type: Conference Poster
Affiliated Organisations: Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Quality Improvement Study
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