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Guides Newsletter (2008) 13 (3): 1–13.
Published: 01 May 2008
... societies. This article explores three models that address disability: the medical, social, and biopsychosocial models. The medical model identifies the sequence from disease that causes an impairment to a disability that leads to incapacity; this model works best when identifiable pathology permits...
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Guides Newsletter (2016) 21 (5): 11–15.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of effective communication are relatively straightforward: Apply a biopsychosocial model rather than a purely biomedical one; bear in mind that key psychosocial variables involved in delayed recovery include variables on the part of the individual, the employer, and the HCP; recognize that psychosocial factors...
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Guides Newsletter (2015) 20 (4): 3–8.
Published: 01 July 2015
... of Permanent Impairment ( AMA Guides ), Sixth Edition. In contrast to the issues of morbidity-centric documentation schemas, the ICF platform provides a standardized nomenclature to chart functioning, specifically an integrative biopsychosocial model of functioning that defines the components of functioning...
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Guides Newsletter (2023) 28 (1): 16–30.
Published: 01 January 2023
.... In 2016, the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) special interest group on neuropathic pain updated its 2008 definitions based on 8 years of published research 3 and described two types of pain using the biomedical model: nociceptive and neuropathic. Another model—the biopsychosocial...
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Guides Newsletter (2023) 28 (6): 2–6.
Published: 01 November 2023
... work, given other clinical factors, comorbidities, motivation, technology, and accommodations. Patients with disabilities are best understood by embracing a biopsychosocial-spiritual model that reflects a humanistic and holistic view because disability is a multifaceted concept that is influenced...
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Guides Newsletter (2012) 17 (6): 1–9.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... The biopsychosocial model of disablement is now widely accepted as the preferred conceptual framework within which to understand the interaction between human disease and disability, 3 recognizing that there are potential medical, social, personal, and psychological factors that contribute and determine extent...
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Guides Newsletter (2015) 20 (6): 6–12.
Published: 01 November 2015
... application often resulted in unrealistic expectations on the part of the physician and patient, inadequate pain relief, and excessive disability in those with pain that persisted well after the original injury had healed. The biopsychosocial model recognizes that there are a number of factors that affect...
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Guides Newsletter (1999) 4 (4): 10–11.
Published: 01 July 1999
... a multidisciplinary approach based on the biopsychosocial model” (4th ed., 308). This is a multistep process which must also take into account the statement in the Guides that “psychological testing is an integral part of evaluating pain.” Often examinees have a combination of a physical disorder and behavioral...
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Guides Newsletter (2017) 22 (3): 6–13, 16.
Published: 01 May 2017
... a biopsychosocial model; the lack of a current DSM diagnosis determined with an evaluation (e.g., a diagnosed psychological condition based on specific criteria); the lack of appropriate assessment to confirm or rule out impairment in functioning; and the inappropriate permanent disability assignment...
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Guides Newsletter (2012) 17 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2012
... incentives are present, then a strong suspicion of malingering should be adopted (and that set of circumstances is an obstacle to credibly diagnosing a somatoform disorder or a factitious disorder). The biopsychosocial model 18 is an emerging alternative to the medical “silo” approach to evaluating...
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (3): 3–9.
Published: 01 May 2019
... , Aylward M . A biopsychosocial model of sickness and disability. AMA Guides Newsletter ; May-June 2008 : 1 – 13 . 9. Wade DT . Why physical medicine, physical disability and physical rehabilitation? We should abandon Cartesian dualism. Clin Rehabil . 2006 ; 20 ( 3 ): 185 – 190...
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Guides Newsletter (2007) 12 (6): 5–8.
Published: 01 November 2007
.... Social refers to the individual's interactions with other people. According to the biopsy-chosocial model, it is impossible to fully understand the problem of pain or symptoms using physical or medical concepts alone. In contrast to biomedical model, which separates body and mind, the biopsychosocial...
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (2): 15.
Published: 01 March 2019
... progression to UWD. The author offers a heuristic diathesis stress model of work-related disability as a framework for general and specific interventions to improve system performance and outcomes for all stakeholders. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12207-013-9162-y . Springer US...
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Guides Newsletter (2000) 5 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 May 2000
... biopsychosocial model of MCS: The definition of MCS could refer to the perception of exposure rather than exposure. For reasons that may relate to insurance, indemnity, and self-image, the MCS advocacy community is not ready for this step. 1 The epidemiology of this syndrome in the literature...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (4): 3–7.
Published: 01 July 2021
... general disability issues and their impact on individual well-being, social participation, and frequently associated poverty. It defines the difference between impairment assessment and disability assessment, explores three common disability models, and raises issues about psychiatric disability and its...
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Guides Newsletter (1999) 4 (4): 7–11.
Published: 01 July 1999
... of the American Medical Association Guides— Model for Measuring Spinal Range of Motion. Spine . 1999;24:262–268. Spinal impairment following injury has been rated by the Guides with different systems through the years. In earlier editions, the Range of Motion Model was used, with spine range of motion...
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Guides Newsletter (2001) 6 (4): 8–11, 12.
Published: 01 July 2001
... that individuals with FMS have toward pain. Many health care professionals maintain that FMS is best understood from a biopsychosocial model, particularly since there are no visible clinical signs and the condition cannot be confirmed in laboratory tests. Their challenge to the biomedical model...
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Guides Newsletter (2011) 16 (4): 1–11.
Published: 01 July 2011
... structure of the brain can be used as a model for discussing acquired disability behavior and the needless disabling that results. The brain alters the organization of its neural networks based on experience, a phenomenon known as brain plasticity or neuroplasticity. 1 - 3 Notwithstanding the old...
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Guides Newsletter (2007) 12 (3): 1–3, 8-15.
Published: 01 May 2007
... consequences of their assessment and treatment. The military's “forward treatment” methodology is reflected in the so-called SPICE model, the acronym standing for its five components: Simplicity, Proximity, Immediacy, Centrality, and Expectancy. 15 Similarities exist between military personnel...