Psychosocial Factors as the Main Determinant of Disability
Pain and suffering are the most common reasons people apply for disability benefits. Oftentimes, in the evaluation of chronic pain, clinical information solely is insufficient to predict symptoms and psychosocial factors need to be considered. This chapter discusses a multitude of psychosocial factors that have been associated with disability.
KeywordsDisability Psychosocial factors Mental health Somatization Health beliefs