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You'd better believe it: The conceptual and practical challenges of assessing malingering in patients with chronic pain

Chronic pain is a prevalent and costly condition, with many patients receiving income support and funded treatment. Given that pain cannot be objectively assessed, patients may be suspected of exaggerating their pain and disability to receive additional funding. Although numerous methods of detecting malingering have been suggested, it is unclear whether clinicians can reliably identify malingering in patients with chronic pain. The present focus article was developed to assess the theoretical basis and empirical support for proposed methods of detecting malingering in patients with chronic pain.

You’d better believe it: The conceptual and practical challenges of assessing malingering in patients with chronic pain

Orginally Published At: Pain Journal

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