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dc.contributorMcMaster University. Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviouren
dc.contributorHamilton Health Sciencesen
dc.contributorAdler Graduate Schoolen
dc.contributorVirginia Tech. Department of English. Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Societyen
dc.contributorVirginia Tech. Veterans Studies Groupen
dc.contributorJones, Kathleen W.en
dc.contributor.authorJiwani, Alishaen
dc.contributor.authorHapidou, Eleni G.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-10T03:25:14Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-10T03:25:14Zen
dc.date.copyright2014en
dc.date.issued2014-04en
dc.identifier.citationJiwani, A., & Hapidou, E. G. (2014, April). Examining the differences in veterans and non-veterans at the chronic pain management unit. In H. Nobles (Ed.) Proceedings of the Second Conference on Veterans in Society: Humanizing the Discourse (pp. 62-97). Roanoke, VA: Virginia Tech.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/56357en
dc.description.abstractThe CPMU consists of both veterans and non-veterans who exhibit a wide range of chronic pain problems. In this study, it is hypothesized that veterans and non-veterans will score better at discharge than at admission, based on expected trends. In addition, due to their combat exposure, it is predicted that veterans will score differently than non-veterans on a variety of pain-related measures. It is predicted that veterans will exhibit more anxiety and fear-related symptoms than non-veterans. Patient information was extracted from the CPMU database in order to obtain demographics, program evaluation scores, and MMPI-2 scores. Fifteen veterans were matched with fifteen non-veterans based on age, gender, time of admission, and pain duration. A two-way ANOVA with repeated measures on one factor was conducted on each of the measures at admission and discharge for veterans and non-veterans. Paired t-tests were used for MMPI-2 scores and discharge only variables to assess any differences between veterans and non-veterans. Intuitively, many of the significant results illustrated that upon discharge, most subjects performed better on measures that were encouraged by multidisciplinary treatment programs. Results also indicated that scores on the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS), and on both task persistence and seeking social support dimensions of the Chronic Pain Coping Inventory (CPCI) were different for veterans and non-veterans depending on when they completed the questionnaires. Veteran scores were consistent with our hypothesis across measures that detected significant group by session interactions. Further studies need to be conducted to gain a better understanding of the differences between veteran and non-veteran profiles.en
dc.format.extent36 pagesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentationen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.relation.ispartofSecond Conference on Veterans in Society: Humanizing the Discourseen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectChronic pain managementen
dc.subjectVeteransen
dc.subjectPain measurementen
dc.subjectPain treatment modelsen
dc.subjectViSen
dc.subjectVeterans in Societyen
dc.titleExamining the Differences in Veterans and Non-Veterans at the Chronic Pain Management Uniten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.typeConference proceedingen
dc.rights.holderJiwani, Alishaen
dc.rights.holderHapidou, Eleni G.en
dc.description.notesThe Second Conference on Veterans in Society: Humanizing the Discourse was held at the Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, VA from April 27-28, 2014en
dc.description.notesPresented during Panel Session 3B: Medicine and Policy, moderated by Kathleen Jonesen
dc.description.notesIncludes conference paper and presentation slides. PowerPoint file contains presenter's notesen
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