As part of a comprehensive history and physical examination, pain physicians should become familiar with psychological evaluation of patients. Extensive research has demonstrated the pain experience is a multi-faceted experience including cognitive, emotional, and social factors that affect how individuals experience pain. Tools that can be utilized in the psychological evaluation include questionnaires, observation, psychophysiologic measurements, symptoms diaries, among other tools.
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Suer, M., Sehgal, N. (2021). Psychological Evaluation. In: Questions and Answers in Pain Medicine. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-68204-0_6
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