- Title Pages
- Chapter 1 Chronic pain as a topic for epidemiology and public health
- Chapter 2 The global occurrence of chronic pain: an introduction
- Chapter 3 The demography of chronic pain: an overview
- Appendix to Section 1 Basic epidemiological concepts applied to pain
- Chapter 4 Introduction
- Chapter 5 Measuring chronic pain in populations
- Chapter 6 Measuring the impact of chronic pain on populations: a narrative review
- Chapter 7 Number of pain sites – a simple measure of population risk?
- Chapter 8 The genetic epidemiology of pain
- Chapter 9 The biological response to stress and chronic pain
- Chapter 10 Musculoskeletal pain complaints from a sex and gender perspective
- Chapter 11 Introduction
- Chapter 12 The symptom of pain in populations
- Chapter 13 Headache
- Chapter 14 Pain in children
- Chapter 15 Life-course influences on chronic pain in adults
- Chapter 16 Pain in older people
- Chapter 17 Disease-related pain: an introduction
- Chapter 18 Neuropathic pain
- Chapter 19 Post-surgical pain
- Chapter 20 Chronic chest pain, myocardial ischaemia, and coronary artery disease phenotypes
- Chapter 21 Cancer and chronic pain
- Chapter 22 Introduction to chronic pain as a public health problem
- Chapter 23 Pharmacological treatments: the example of osteoarthritis
- Chapter 24 The potential for prevention: occupation
- Chapter 25 Can we change a population’s perspective on pain?
- Chapter 26 The potential for prevention: overview
- (p.37) Chapter 4 Introduction
- Chronic Pain Epidemiology
Peter Croft (Contributor Webpage)
Fiona M. Blyth
Danielle van der Windt
- Oxford University Press
This chapter draws on all three chapters in the second section of the book (Chapter 5–7) to highlight general points about defining chronic pain as a public health issue. Topics discussed include a core definition of chronic pain for public health, expanding the concept of time for chronic pain, expanding the concept of pain, and moving towards measuring risk and defining chronic pain propensity in the whole population.
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