Acute and Chronic Pain in Adults and Children With Cancer Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • This article reviews current research and clinical practice concerning pain experienced by cancer patients. Etiological subtypes of pain (disease related vs. treatment related) are discussed, and an overview of assessment methodology for acute and chronic pain is presented. Also discussed are psychological interventions for pain in cancer patients and the efficiency of current research findings. A review of the literature indicates a need for basic research, for controlled outcome studies of psychological interventions, and for education of health care professionals in the mechanisms and management of pain. © 1986 American Psychological Association.

author list (cited authors)

  • Jay, S. M., Elliott, C., & Varni, J. W.

citation count

  • 67

complete list of authors

  • Jay, SM||Elliott, C||Varni, JW

publication date

  • January 1986