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Title: How do patients understand chronic orofacial pain?
Author: Bonathan, C. J.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2731 0922
Awarding Body: University College London (University of London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2011
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Part one of this volume presents a review of the literature on the relationship between chronic pain and socioeconomic status. It examines the evidence supporting the association and considers the psychological meaning of the findings. Part two consists of a qualitative empirical paper which samples patients with chronic orofacial pain to explore their understanding of their pain and their beliefs and fears about the causes and maintenance of their pain, both before and after an initial consultation at a specialist pain clinic. The final section is a critical appraisal of conducting this thesis. It contains a personal reflection of conducting both the literature review and empirical paper and describes some of the obstacles encountered during the process.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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