Pain assessment: global use of the Brief Pain Inventory.

  title={Pain assessment: global use of the Brief Pain Inventory.},
  author={Charles S. Cleeland and Karen M. Ryan},
  journal={Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore},
  volume={23 2},
Poorly controlled cancer pain is a significant public health problem throughout the world. There are many barriers that lead to undertreatment of cancer pain. One important barrier is inadequate measurement and assessment of pain. To address this problem, the Pain Research Group of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Symptom Evaluation in Cancer Care has developed the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), a pain assessment tool for use with cancer patients. The BPI measures both the intensity of pain… CONTINUE READING
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