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OBJECTIVE To analyze retrospectively a group of patients presenting to an outpatient hand rehabilitation clinic with complaints related to repetitive tasks of the upper extremity. DESIGN Retrospective case study reviewing 24 consecutive cases for presenting symptoms and response of patients to a multidisciplinary rehabilitation approach. SETTING An… (More)
There are relatively few outcome studies of multidisciplinary chronic pain programs which have utilized no-treatment comparison groups. The present study compared a group of chronic pain patients (N = 42) treated in a comprehensive multidisciplinary pain program with a group of patients (N = 15) who were evaluated but not treated. Comparisons were made at… (More)
The present study compared a computerized health education format to face-to-face and written methods. The effects of delivery method on the retention of health information and on participant evaluation of the condition were assessed. College student participants (N = 200) were randomly assigned to one of four conditions (computerized, face-to-face,… (More)
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) has been used extensively in the assessment of chronic pain patients. More recent studies using cluster-analytic techniques, investigation of sub-scales, and factor analysis have refined its usefulness. The present study factor-analyzed MMPI-2 data from a sample of 114 chronic pain patients from two… (More)
There is sparse posttreatment evaluation of craniomandibular dysfunction (CMD). This study describes the use of an orthopedic interocclusal appliance with passive eruption for the treatment of CMD. The clinical results of 151 patients treated using the passive eruption procedures were assessed at a follow-up time averaging 1.75 years after treatment with a… (More)
A case is reported that demonstrates the impact of psychological variables on a patient's reaction to stressful medical procedures. The evaluation and management of psychological variables that might have an effect on treatment outcome is discussed.