Chronic pain: which patients may a pain-management program help?

@article{Maruta1979ChronicPW,
  title={Chronic pain: which patients may a pain-management program help?},
  author={Toshihiko Maruta and David W. Swanson and W M Swenson},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1979},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={321-9}
}
To ascertain whether chronic-pain patients who are likely to benefit from a pain-management program can be identified before treatment, we studied for differences discernible at the beginning of treatment a group who succeeded and did well at 1-year follow-up (n = 34) and a group who failed (n = 35). The two groups differed significantly (P less than 0.01… CONTINUE READING