Psychosocial issues: their importance in predicting disability, response to treatment, and search for compensation.

@article{Gatchel1999PsychosocialIT,
  title={Psychosocial issues: their importance in predicting disability, response to treatment, and search for compensation.},
  author={Robert Gatchel and Margaret A. Gardea},
  journal={Neurologic clinics},
  year={1999},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          149-66
        }
}
The conceptualization of pain and its progression into chronic disability has evolved from unidimensional models to more integrative, biopsychosocial models that take into account the many biological, psychosocial, social, and economic factors that may significantly contribute to the low back pain experience. This chapter reviews various studies that have demonstrated our growing understanding of these complex, interactive processes in helping to predict those who develop chronic disability as… CONTINUE READING
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