Understanding and Enhancing Patient and Partner Adjustment to Disease-Related Pain: A Biopsychosocial Perspective

  • Tamara J. Somers
  • Francis J. Keefe
  • Laura Porter


Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Cancer Pain Pain Catastrophizing Biopsychosocial Model Caregiver Strain 



Preparation of this chapter was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NR01 CA107477-01, R01 CA100743-01, R01 CA91947-01, AR47218). We would also like to thank members of our laboratory (Paul Riordan, Yelena Riordan, Rebecca Shelby, Chante Wellington) who gave helpful feedback on an early draft of this chapter.


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  • Tamara J. Somers
    • 1
  • Francis J. Keefe
    • 1
  • Laura Porter
    • 1
  1. 1.Duke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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