Eleni G. Hapidou

Eleni G. Hapidou
Hamilton Health Sciences · Psychiatry and Psychology

Ph.D., C. Psych.

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Introduction
Eleni G. Hapidou currently works at the Michael G DeGroote Pain Clinic, Hamilton Health Sciences. Eleni does research in Program Evaluation, and the role of psychological factors in chronic pain. Her current project is 'Measuring Changes from Admission to Discharge and Factors Predicting Program Satisfaction and Patient Outcomes'.
Additional affiliations
March 1992 - present
McMaster University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • I teach courses, supervise interns, residents, students fort their clinical and research work.
August 1988 - May 1991
The University of Western Ontario
Position
  • Assistant professor and Post doc

Publications

Publications (49)
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This qualitative phenomenological study examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of patients living with chronic pain. Patients referred to an intensive interdisciplinary pain management program between June 2020 to June 2021 were asked, “How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect your life?” as part of their interdisciplinary assessment...
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LAY SUMMARY This study sought to determine how much patients with chronic pain could be helped to function better long after completing a four-week interdisciplinary pain management program. Comments from 16 Veterans and 23 civilians four months to four years after the end of the program showed 10 common themes: 1) gratefulness for their treatment...
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Soft tissue injuries (STI) arising from motor vehicle accidents (MVA) are significant cause of chronic pain, disability, and cost in patients. This study compares demographics and outcomes of MVA and non-MVA patients attending a community-based interdisciplinary pain management program funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health. This descriptive, cro...
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Yoga as a holistic principle, not only practice of asanas or poses, integrates all aspects of the self, with biological, mental, intellectual, and spiritual elements. Yoga encompasses the biopsychosocial medical perspective, which regards pain as a dynamic interaction between physiological, psychological, and social factors. The purpose of this per...
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LAY SUMMARY Interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation programs are effective in treating chronic pain. Not many studies have explored how Veterans differ from civilians in responding to treatment. In this study, several measures were administered at different time points to examine and compare the long-term treatment outcomes of Veteran and civilian me...
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Integrating satisfaction measures with pain-related variables can highlight global change and improvement from the patients’ perspective. This study examined patient satisfaction in an interdisciplinary chronic pain management program. Nine hundred and twenty-seven (n = 927) participants completed pre- and post-treatment measures of pain, depressio...
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Numerous definitions of pain have been proposed over many years with different implications when applied to clinical practice. This paper reviews information regarding the evolution of definitions of pain terminology and pain syndromes as they relate to everyday practice for clinicians and those operating within the medicolegal judicial system, bot...
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Psychology injury and law is a specialized forensic psychology field that concerns reaching legal thresholds for actionable negligent or related injuries having a psychological component, such as for posttraumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, and mild traumatic brain injury. The presenting psychological injuries have to be related causally to the...
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This Commentary summarizes proceedings of a workshop on chronic pain in military personnel and Veterans (released personnel) at the Annual Forum of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research in Gatineau and Ottawa on October 22, 2019. The extent and impact of chronic pain among Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Veterans and their fam...
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Background: In Canada, 41% of veterans experience chronic pain compared to the general population (20%). Many veterans with chronic pain also have comorbid disorders such as depression and PTSD, causing increased pain interference and disability. Aim: This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of a four-week interdisciplinary pain management...
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Abstract Chronic pain (CP) is defined as pain lasting more than 3 months. It affects thousands of Canadians daily through biological, psychological and social factors. Not only are physiological factors affected in those who experience chronic pain but also sleep, mood, and general quality of life. We do not yet know the exact biological mechanism...
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Background: Patients’ self-reported levels of improvement after having attended a chronic pain management program can provide a subjective rating of how successful they perceive they were at accomplishing their goals in the program. Past studies have demonstrated that successful patients differ from less successful ones on several cognitive–behavio...
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Abstract Background: Chronic Pain (CP) can have a substantial negative impact on one’s life. Patients often seek Pain Management Programs (PMPs) as a means to treat their CP condition. The Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic, located in Hamilton, Ontario is a PMP that admits patients based on a variety of clinically important factors. Patients assesse...
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Abstract Background: Generally, the literature shows some relationship between childhood sexual abuse and chronic pain (CP). However, the evidence of this relationship is inconsistent. Purpose: 1. To examine the incidence of childhood sexual abuse in individuals with CP assessed at an Interdisciplinary Chronic Pain Management Program (Michael G. De...
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ABSTRACT Background: Chronic Pain (CP) is a pervasive problem that can drastically lower one’s quality of life. Therefore, it is imperative that CP sufferers receive appropriate intervention. At the Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic of Hamilton Health Sciences, assessed individuals are either recommended or not recommended for admission into the fo...
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Abstract Generally, the literature shows some relationship between childhood sexual abuse and chronic pain (As-Sanie, Clevenger, Geisser, Williams, & Roth, 2014; Jiao, Vincent, Cha, Luedtke, & Oh, 2015). However, there are inconsistent conclusions among assessments of this relationship. The purpose of this study is twofold: 1. to examine the incide...
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Introduction The objective of the present study was to gain insight into patients’ experiences in a 4-week interdisciplinary chronic pain management program by determining major themes from patients’ written comments on exit questionnaires. Methods Upon completion of the program at the Chronic Pain Management Unit (CPMU), patients fill out program...
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Objective: To gain insight into patients’ experiences in a 4 week interdisciplinary chronic pain management program by determining major themes from patients’ written comments on exit questionnaires. Methods: Upon completion of the program at the Chronic Pain Management Unit (CPMU), patients fill out program satisfaction (Pain Program Satisfaction...
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OBJECTIVES: Examine overall effectiveness of a chronic pain management program on treatment outcomes (i.e., pain disability, depression, anxiety, pain catastrophizing) Determine the typical MMPI-2 profile clusters of male and female individuals with chronic pain. Examine the relationship between MMPI-2 cluster subgroup profiles and treatment outcom...
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Aim of Investigation: The purpose of this study was to explore factors that determine patients’ perceptions of improvement after participating in a chronic pain management program. Methods: Complete data were collected from 172 patients (49% male) who underwent a 4-week interdisciplinary, multimodal, chronic pain management program at Chedoke Hospi...
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The Chronic Pain Management Unit (CPMU) helps patients improve functioning in order for them to return to work and resume normal life. Self-re-port measures are used to assess pain management fac-tors from a patient's perspective. Using this perspective one can evaluate the magnitude of change on each factor between measures of pre-treatment and po...
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Hapidou, E.G. Program Evaluation: Measuring Changes from Admission to Discharge in an Interdisciplinary Chronic Pain Management Program. Poster presented at the 14th World Congress on Pain, Milan, Italy, August 27-31, 2012. Aim a) Provide practice-based evidence for the effectiveness of a CBT-based, 4-week interdisciplinary chronic pain management...
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Purpose: To determine the psychometric properties of the 11-item Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia (TSK-11) in patients with heterogeneous chronic pain. Methods: The study evaluated test-retest reliability (intra-class correlation coefficient), cross-sectional convergent construct validity (Pearson product-moment correlation between TSK-11 and the P...
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Veranderingen in de pijngevoeligheid in het verloop van de menstruele cyclus werden bestudeerd bij 36 normaal menstruerende vrouwen en 30 gebruikers van orale anticonceptiva. De pijngevoeligheid werd gemeten via palpatie van reumatologisch gevoelige punten en via drukdolorimetrie. Het aantal door palpatie gevonden gevoelige punten was hoger in de f...
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There has been a great deal of interest in gonadal hormones in the study of pain perception because of the higher sensitivity to pain in females (Berkley, 1997). The influence of gonadal hormones in pain perception has been discussed recently by (Aloisi (2003) and Fillingim and Ness (2000). The peripheral and central mechanisms of how ovarian hormo...
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P13 DO CASE MANAGERS AGREE WITH THEIR PATIENTS ON MEASURES OF OUTCOME AT THE END OF A 4-WEEK CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAM? Wenting Li, BHSc, McMaster University; Eleni G. Hapidou, Ph.D., C. Psych, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario AIM: The Chronic Pain Management Unit at Chedoke Hospital offers an interdisciplinary...
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Purpose: This study examined the relationships of a readiness to adopt a self-management approach to chronic pain, measured by the Pain Stages of Change Questionnaire (PSOCQ), with other pain-related scales in patients attending a chronic pain management program and determined if these measures changed from admission to discharge. The PSOCQ consist...
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Changes in pain sensitivity throughout the menstrual cycle were assessed in 36 normally menstruating women and 30 users of oral contraceptives. Pain sensitivity was measured with palpation of rheumatological tender points and with pressure dolorimetry. The number of tender points identified by palpation was greater in the follicular (postmenstrual)...
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Pain responsiveness was investigated experimentally as a function of age and childbirth pain experience. Sensitivity to cold pressor-induced pain was assessed through threshold, tolerance, and visual analog pain ratings. It was hypothesized that childbirth pain experience would mostly modify experimental pain judgment, in accordance with the adapta...
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Pain responses (threshold, tolerance, and visual analog ratings) to the cold pressor task were studied in 46 normally menstruating dysmenorrheic and non-dysmenorrheic women during 2 phases of the menstrual cycle. Twenty-six women provided measurements during the follicular (days 8-14) and 20 during the luteal (days 15-21) phases of the menstrual cy...
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Thesis (M.A.)--University of New Brunswick, 1984. Includes bibliographical references.

Projects

Projects (8)
Project
This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of a four-week interdisciplinary pain management program at the Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and to explore differences in pain experience and treatment outcomes between veterans and nonveterans in the program.
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