Disciplines: Physical Therapy
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
Author(s): Ivan Molton, PhD
Peer Reviewer(s): John G. Cagle, PhD, MSW
Item#: Q3418
Contents: 1 Course Book (46 pages)

Introduction to Pain: Prevalence and Impact



Price $24.95
Item # Q3418
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

This basic-level course provides an overview of the nature and scope of chronic pain, including basic physiological principles that underlie pain. The course discusses the distinction between acute and chronic pain, the factors that contribute to pain becoming chronic, and the prevalence and impact of chronic pain on physical and psychological functioning, health, and quality of life.

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

California - Approved by the PT Bd. of California through Net Education Design, an agency recognized by the board to approve courses that meet PT Regulations.

Florida PTs & PTAs - Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) approval #CE16-25866. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
Course Objectives
  • Explain the basic elements of pain and pain perception.
  • Describe pain prevalence and impact.
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.
John G. Cagle, PhD, MSW, is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore, MD. His work focuses on the psychosocial dimensions of pain and pain management, particularly as they relate to care at the end of life. As a clinician-researcher, his scholarship is informed by nearly a decade of experience as a hospice social worker. His research has included clinical trials to assess for and address barriers to pain management in hospice care, efforts to improve palliative care in long-term care settings, and an evaluation of public perceptions about pain and pain medicines. His work has been supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation, the National Palliative Care Research Center, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the National Institutes of Health.
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  • 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.
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  • There are no prerequisites for this course.