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Lindsey Dorflinger, Brent Moore, Joseph Goulet, William Becker, Alicia A Heapy, John J Sellinger, Robert D Kerns
BACKGROUND: Pain is the most common presenting problem in primary care. Opioid therapy (OT) for chronic pain has increased dramatically over the past decade, as have related negative outcomes. Despite the development and dissemination of policy and clinical practice guidelines for pain management and OT, adoption has been variable. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has established a Stepped Care Model of Pain Management (SCM-PM) as an evidence-based framework and single standard of pain care to promote guideline-concordant care, but to date its adoption and related outcomes have not been systematically examined...
December 2014: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Kelcey J Stratton, Shaunna L Clark, Sage E Hawn, Ananda B Amstadter, David X Cifu, William C Walker
UNLABELLED: Military personnel returning from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan often endorse pain and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, either separately or concurrently. Associations between pain and PTSD symptoms may be further complicated by blast exposure from explosive munitions. Although many studies have reported on the prevalence and disability associated with polytraumatic injuries following combat, less is known about symptom maintenance over time. Accordingly, this study examined longitudinal interactive models of co-occurring pain and PTSD symptoms in a sample of 209 military personnel (mean age = 27...
October 2014: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
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