Physician judgments of chronic pain patients.

  title={Physician judgments of chronic pain patients.},
  author={Raymond C. Tait and John T. Chibnall},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={45 8},
Recent evidence has indicated that physician judgments of patients can be influenced by contextual factors. This study examined three contextual factors relevant to hypothetical patients with low back pain, using vignettes that were varied in a 2 x 2 x 2 factorial design: level of reported pain (high vs low), level of supporting medical evidence (high vs low), and the valence of the physician-patient interaction (positive vs negative). Perceived levels of pain, disability, emotional distress… CONTINUE READING

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