Assessment of physical function and participation in chronic pain clinical trials: IMMPACT/OMERACT recommendations.

@article{Taylor2016AssessmentOP,
  title={Assessment of physical function and participation in chronic pain clinical trials: IMMPACT/OMERACT recommendations.},
  author={Ann Marie H. Taylor and Kristine Phillips and Kushang V Patel and Robert J. Gatchel and Robert H. Dworkin and Dorcas E Beaton and Daniel J. Clauw and Monique A. M. Gignac and John Markman and David Andrew Williams and Shay Bujanover and Laurie B Burke and Daniel B. Carr and Ernest H Choy and Philip Gerard Conaghan and Penney Cowan and John T Farrar and Roy F. H. Freeman and Jennifer S Gewandter and Ian Gilron and Veeraindar Goli and Tony D. Gover and James D. Haddox and Robert D. Kerns and Ernest A. Kopecky and Dong Hoon Lee and Richard Malamut and Philip J Mease and Bob A. Rappaport and L. Sobita Simon and J. John Arul Singh and Shannon M. Smith and Vibeke Strand and Peter Tugwell and Gertrude F A Vanhove and Christin Veasley and Gary Alan Walco and Ajay D. Wasan and James R. Witter},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2016},
  volume={157 9},
  pages={
          1836-50
        }
}
Although pain reduction is commonly the primary outcome in chronic pain clinical trials, physical functioning is also important. A challenge in designing chronic pain trials to determine efficacy and effectiveness of therapies is obtaining appropriate information about the impact of an intervention on physical function. The Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (IMMPACT) and Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) convened a meeting to consider assessment… CONTINUE READING

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