Identifying important outcome domains for chronic pain clinical trials: an IMMPACT survey of people with pain.

@article{Turk2008IdentifyingIO,
  title={Identifying important outcome domains for chronic pain clinical trials: an IMMPACT survey of people with pain.},
  author={Dennis C. Turk and Robert H. Dworkin and Dennis A. Revicki and G. D. Harding and Laurie B. Burke and David Cella and Charles S. Cleeland and Penney Cowan and John Thruston Farrar and Sharon Hertz and Mitchell B. Max and Bob A. Rappaport},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2008},
  volume={137 2},
  pages={276-85}
}
This two-phase study was conducted to identify relevant domains of patient-reported outcomes from the perspective of people who experience chronic pain. In Phase 1, focus groups were conducted to generate a pool of patient outcome-related domains and their components. The results of the focus groups identified 19 aspects of their lives that were significantly impacted by the presence of their symptoms and for which improvements were important criteria they would use in evaluating the… CONTINUE READING