Medical charts were reviewed for 101 consecutive outpatients seen between January 1,1993 and July 1,1996 at a unidisciplinary, psychiatric pain clinic, which exists within a hospital-based, university-run, outpatient service with primary and specialty care clinics.
Mean duration of pain was 7 years.
Multiple sites of pain were present in 69% of patients.
Eighty-eight percent fulfilled DSM-IV criteria for pain disorder.
The patients had significantly fewer medical visits and diagnostic tests 6 months after attending the pain clinic, compared with 6 months before (P<0.0001).
Interventions frequently included detoxification and reduction and substitution of medication, and always included psychotherapeutic approaches, particularly support and suggestions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Douleur, Chronique, Plainte somatique, Traitement, Service hospitalier, Psychothérapie, Education santé, Organisation santé, Homme, Etude cas
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pain, Chronic, Somatic complaint, Treatment, Hospital ward, Psychotherapy, Health education, Public health organization, Human, Case study
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Cote : 99-0343744
Code Inist : 002B18I09. Création : 14/12/1999.