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Several studies have shown that playing-related musculoskeletal disorders (PRMDs) present a significant health problem for musicians. To examine physiological, psychological, and behavioral risk factors of musicians' PRMDs, data for a case-control analysis were collected from classically-trained professional and university student musicians in the Canadian(More)
  • C Zaza
  • 1998
BACKGROUND Work-related musculoskeletal disorders cause pain, disability and loss of employment for many workers, including musicians. Although performing arts medicine is a growing field, the health problems of musicians remain under-recognized and under-researched. Therefore, the author undertook a systematic review of published information on the(More)
In creating and performing music, musicians can experience health problems from the high physical and psychological demands of their profession. Musculoskeletal disorders related to playing are painful, chronic and disabling conditions which are prevalent among classical musicians. The widespread study of the prevalence, etiology, and management of(More)
PURPOSE Health care professionals at 2 Ontario cancer centres were surveyed to determine their familiarity with, perceptions of and interest in learning more about nonpharmacologic strategies for the management of cancer pain. Evidence-based education sessions were subsequently developed for the 5 strategies in which participants were most interested. This(More)
Poor pain assessment is cited as one barrier to the adequate treatment of cancer pain. The identification of relevant psychosocial factors may improve the assessment of chronic cancer pain. This article presents: 1) a critical review of the evidence for an association between chronic cancer pain and psychological distress, social support, and coping; 2)(More)
Although psychosocial coping techniques and supportive care services have been shown to improve cancer patients' quality of life, there is evidence that many of these strategies have not been widely integrated into the routine care of cancer patients. This study examined: (1) the extent to which cancer patients use certain coping strategies; (2) reasons for(More)
OBJECTIVES This article presents a qualitative evaluation of the utility of Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) in geriatric care. GAS is an individualized outcome measure particularly suited for clients with multiple complex problems, such as are commonly served by geriatric programs. METHODS Semistructured interviews were completed with 24 clinicians in four(More)
This study examined the generalizability of the non-malignant pain patient profiles based on the Multidimensional Pain Inventory (MPI) to patients with cancer-related pain. Data were collected from 112 cancer patients. In total, 107/112 patients completed the MPI. Of the 96% of patients classified, only 60% were classified by the three main profiles. In(More)
Although the multidimensional nature of chronic pain has been recognized since the 1960s, pain management continues to reflect a biomedical model for many chronic pain patients. The application of a biopsychosocial approach would be aided by measurement tools that reflect the multidimensional nature of pain, facilitate interdisciplinary care planning, and(More)
While most older adults have thought about their future care needs, few have discussed their preferences with family members. We interviewed older persons (24), adult children (24), health professionals (23), and representatives of stakeholder associations (3) to understand their views and experiences on later life care (LLC) planning conversations, in(More)