The effect of chemical dependency on pain perception in persons with AIDS.


A sample of persons with AIDS (N = 71) was drawn from two tertiary care centers and one group residence. Chemical dependence was measured by the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST) and the Drug and Alcohol Screening Test (DAST), and the perception of pain was then measured with the Wisconsin Brief Pain Inventory. The hypothesis that the groups would… (More)


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