Money matters: A meta-analytic review of the association between financial compensation and the experience and treatment of chronic pain.

@article{Rohling1995MoneyMA,
  title={Money matters: A meta-analytic review of the association between financial compensation and the experience and treatment of chronic pain.},
  author={M L Rohling and Lawrence M Binder and Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={1995},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={537-47}
}
Meta-analytic procedures were used to determine the relation between disability compensation and pain. Of the 157 relevant identified studies, only 32 contained quantifiable data from treatment and control groups. The majority of these exclusively examined chronic low back pain patients (72%). Overall, 136 comparisons were obtained, on the basis of 3,802 pain patients and 3,849 controls. Liberal procedures for estimating effect sizes (ESs) yielded an ES of .60 (p < .0002). Conservative… CONTINUE READING

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