Richard Goldberg

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PURPOSE The purpose was to examine the relationships between traumatic events in childhood, such as sexual and physical abuse, alcoholism, and drug addiction, and three types of chronic pain: facial pain, myofascial pain, and fibromyalgia. A fourth group, a heterogeneous group of other pain, was used as a comparison group. METHOD Ninety one patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationships among history of childhood abuse, type of pain, and depression. DESIGN Survey, consecutive sample, correlational. SETTING An interdisciplinary pain-management center in a rehabilitation hospital. PATIENTS The participants were 201 consecutive patients with chronic pain complaints, 68% women, mean age 38(More)
PURPOSE The purpose was to examine the incidence of traumatic events in childhood, such as sexual and physical abuse, in a chronic pain group and a control group of hospital employees without chronic pain. METHOD Ninety two patients with chronic pain, age range 20-62, were consecutively recruited from the outpatient clinics of a rehabilitation hospital(More)
This study determined the relationship between the vocational and educational plans, interests, work values, and rehabilitation outlook of patients with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) and their vocational and social adjustment 8 years after first hospital discharge. While hospitalized the patients were given 15 measures of vocational development on a(More)
PURPOSE The purpose was to evaluate the impact of inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program upon changes in anxiety, depression, psychological outlook, and dyspnea. A secondary purpose was to predict changes in psychological outlook, depression, anxiety, and dyspnea by using three pulmonary function tests and age. METHODS The design consisted of an(More)
This study evaluated the changes made by 60 peripheral vascular amputees from one month prior to admission to six months after attending a rehabilitation hospital. The Barthel index, PULSES profile, and ESCROW profile were used to measure functional status, social support, and rehabilitation progress. Statistical analysis consisted of t-tests to determine(More)
People with serious mental illness have high rates of obesity and related medical problems, and die years prematurely, most commonly from cardiovascular disease. Specialized, in-person weight management interventions result in weight loss in efficacy trials with highly motivated patients. In usual care, patient enrollment and retention are low with these(More)