Prediction of long-term outcome of multidisciplinary pain treatment.

  title={Prediction of long-term outcome of multidisciplinary pain treatment.},
  author={Thomas P. Guck and Philip W. Meilman and F. Miles Skultety and Edmund Thomas Dowd},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={67 5},
Seventy-seven patients treated in a multidisciplinary pain program were assessed for treatment outcome according to Roberts' and Reinhardt's criteria, at a one to five-year follow-up. By these criteria, 47% were successes and 53% were not. Fourteen commonly collected demographic variables were then used in a discriminant analysis procedure to predict membership in the successful and unsuccessful groups. Age, compensation, education level, use of psychotropic medications, and number of pain… CONTINUE READING

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