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This basic-level course provides an overview of the nature and scope of chronic pain, including the basic physiological principles that underlie pain, and presents skills for effective chronic pain assessment across various domains and settings. The course describes acute and chronic pain, and the prevalence and impact of chronic pain on physical and psychological functioning, overall health, and quality of life. Selected tools and interview procedures for assessing the role and influence of chronic pain on an individual’s psychosocial functioning are described.
AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Evaluation
- Explain the basic elements of pain and pain perception.
- Describe pain prevalence and impact.
- Describe standard assessment techniques for measuring pain.
Ivan Molton, PhD, is a rehabilitation psychologist and assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He received his PhD in clinical health psychology from the University of Miami in 2006, and completed his psychology residency, followed by a two-year training fellowship, in adjunctive pain management at the University of Washington Medical Center. His expertise is in chronic pain and chronic pain management, particularly as it applies to individuals with long-standing physical disabilities. He is the author of more than 10 peer-reviewed publications on chronic pain and chronic pain treatment, and is currently supported by a Mary E. Switzer Research Fellowship through the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
- Courses must be completed within one (1) year of the date of purchase.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
- Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
- There are no prerequisites for this course.