Module 3: Assessment

Lesson 1

Chronic pain: Comprehensive assessment (cont’d)

General medical and psychosocial history

  • Questions are asked about physical health, emotional health, and medication use. Patients with depression, anxiety, or other psychiatric or psychological co-morbidity will need additional assessment, support and monitoring;
  • A psychosocial history is obtained that includes information regarding: living arrangements, family/social support, family obligations, work and financial status.