Achievement of personalized pain goal in cancer patients referred to a supportive care clinic at a comprehensive cancer center.

@article{Dalal2012AchievementOP,
  title={Achievement of personalized pain goal in cancer patients referred to a supportive care clinic at a comprehensive cancer center.},
  author={Shalini Dalal and David Hui and Linh Nguyen and Ray Chacko and Cheryl M Scott and Lynn E Roberts and Eduardo Bruera},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2012},
  volume={118 15},
  pages={3869-77}
}
BACKGROUND Cancer pain initiatives recommend using the personalized pain goal to tailor pain management. This study was conducted to examine the feasibility and stability of personalized pain goal, and how it compares to the clinical pain response criteria. METHODS Records of 465 consecutive cancer patients seen in consultation at the Supportive Care Clinic were reviewed. Pain relief was assessed as clinical response (≥30% or ≥2 point pain reduction) and personalized pain goal response (pain… CONTINUE READING
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