A Novel Tool for the Assessment of Pain: Validation in Low Back Pain

  title={A Novel Tool for the Assessment of Pain: Validation in Low Back Pain},
  author={Joachim Scholz and Richard John Mannion and Daniela E. Hord and Robert S. Griffin and Bhupendra Rawal and Hui Zheng and D Scoffings and Amanda Phillips and Jianli Guo and Rodney J. C. Laing and Salahadin Abdi and Isabelle Decosterd and Clifford J Woolf},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  pages={9 - 19}
BACKGROUND Adequate pain assessment is critical for evaluating the efficacy of analgesic treatment in clinical practice and during the development of new therapies. Yet the currently used scores of global pain intensity fail to reflect the diversity of pain manifestations and the complexity of underlying biological mechanisms. We have developed a tool for a standardized assessment of pain-related symptoms and signs that differentiates pain phenotypes independent of etiology. METHODS AND… CONTINUE READING
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