Investigating patient characteristics on pain assessment using virtual human technology.

  title={Investigating patient characteristics on pain assessment using virtual human technology.},
  author={Lauren A Stutts and Adam T. Hirsh and Steven Z. George and Michael Edward Robinson},
  journal={European journal of pain},
  volume={14 10},
Pain assessment and treatment is challenging and can be influenced by patient demographic characteristics. Few research studies have been able to specifically examine these influences experimentally. The present study investigated the effects of patients' sex, race, age, and pain expression on healthcare students' assessment of pain and pain-related sequelae using virtual human (VH) technology. A lens model design was employed, which is an analogue method for capturing how individuals use… CONTINUE READING

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