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Title: Chronic pain and identity
Author: Pamich, A.
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2006
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This review explores how the experience of chronic pain impacts upon a person's identity. Firstly, drawing on an established body of literature, an outline of chronic pain research is provided. This includes an introduction to theories on cause and treatment, followed by an overview of the physical, psychological and social impact of chronic pain. Secondly, a detailed literature review is conducted on the impact of chronic illness on identity, followed by the impact of chronic pain on identity. Thirdly, factors relating to adjustment in chronic pain are reviewed along with their usefulness in helping us understand what may lead to identity change. Finally, the limitations of studies are discussed along with gaps and directions for future research.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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