The Management of Chronic Illness Behaviour

  • Barry Blackwell
  • Mary Gutmann


Chronic illness behaviour, of which chronic pain is a subset, can be conceptualized as being composed of seven features. These features are proposed to be broad, in that they apply to the myriad of specific disorders, and useful, in that they lead to specific management principles and interventions.


Interpersonal Behaviour Illness Behaviour Chronic Pain Management Sick Role Psychosomatic Patient 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry Blackwell
    • 1
  • Mary Gutmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Wisconsin Medical SchoolUSA

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