Fear of pain as a prognostic factor in chronic pain: conceptual models, assessment, and treatment implications.

@article{Turk2010FearOP,
  title={Fear of pain as a prognostic factor in chronic pain: conceptual models, assessment, and treatment implications.},
  author={Dennis C. Turk and Hilary Wilson},
  journal={Current pain and headache reports},
  year={2010},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={88-95}
}
Chronic pain is a pervasive health care issue affecting over 50 million Americans and costing more than $100 billion dollars annually in lost productivity and health care costs. As a financially and emotionally taxing condition, the families and friends of people with chronic pain, as well as society at large, are affected. Current theory supports the role of biological, psychological, and environmental factors in the etiology, exacerbation, and maintenance of chronic pain. Recently, the… CONTINUE READING