Pain and aberrant drug-related behaviors in medically ill patients with and without histories of substance abuse.

@article{Passik2006PainAA,
  title={Pain and aberrant drug-related behaviors in medically ill patients with and without histories of substance abuse.},
  author={Steven D. Passik and Kenneth L. Kirsh and Kathleen B Donaghy and Russell K. Portenoy},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={173-81}
}
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the prevalence and correlates of aberrant drug-taking behaviors in two populations: patients with HIV-related pain and a history of substance abuse (n = 73) and patients with cancer pain and no history of substance abuse (n = 100). METHODS All patients completed a Drug-Taking Behaviors Interview, the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI), Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale (MSAS), and the Marlowe Crowne Social Desirability Scale (MCSDS). The… CONTINUE READING

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