Mindful Action for Pain: An Integrated Approach to Improve Chronic Pain Function
San Diego, CA
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April 2019 -
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Chronic pain, defined as persistent or episodic pain that does not resolve with treatment, affects up to 50% of Veterans, costs the nation between $560 and $635 billion dollars annually, and is associated with high rates of disability and low quality of life. According to the 2009 Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Directive, the goal of pain treatment is to improve physical and psychosocial functioning, emphasizing non- pharmacological approaches, such as psychosocial interventions, to target...