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How likeable (/otherwise) a patient is correlates w/ an observer's assessment of pain

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Dolphin, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Dolphin

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    http://blog.f1000.com/2011/12/08/youre-putting-it-on-pain-perception/

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    Pain is very commonly not measured in ME/CFS research specifically by those of the CBT School of Thought (Wessely/White/Chalder/Sharpe School of Thought).

    I thought it was interesting that how much an observer likes/dislikes an individual can alter their perception of how bad the pain is.

    Could also affect ME/CFS patients' interactions with doctors who often don't seem to like such patients.

    Another example of the problems with subjective outcome measures.
     
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