Minimal clinically important changes in chronic musculoskeletal pain intensity measured on a numerical rating scale.

@article{Salaffi2004MinimalCI,
  title={Minimal clinically important changes in chronic musculoskeletal pain intensity measured on a numerical rating scale.},
  author={Fausto Salaffi and Andrea Stancati and Carlo Alberto Silvestri and Alessandro Ciapetti and Walter Grassi},
  journal={European journal of pain},
  year={2004},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={283-91}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) of changes in chronic musculoskeletal pain intensity that is most closely associated with improvement on the commonly used and validated measure of the patient's global impression of change (PGIC), and to estimate the dependency of the MCID on the baseline pain scores. METHODS This was a prospective cohort study assessing patient's pain intensity by the numerical rating scale (NRS) at baseline and at the 3 month follow… CONTINUE READING
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