Health anxiety levels in chronic pain clinic attenders.

  title={Health anxiety levels in chronic pain clinic attenders.},
  author={S K N I T C O E Rode and Paul Martin Salkovskis and Helen Dowd and M. O. Hanna},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  volume={60 2},
OBJECTIVE An application of the cognitive-behavioural model of health anxiety (hypochondriasis) to chronic pain depends on the extent to which high levels of health anxiety occur in chronic pain, which has yet to be established. METHODS The occurrence of health anxiety in consecutively recruited chronic pain patients (n=161) and nonclinical controls with (n=34) and without pain (n=70) was investigated using a questionnaire measure of health anxiety. RESULTS Conservative figures estimated a… CONTINUE READING