Pain outcomes: a brief review of instruments and techniques.

@article{Younger2009PainOA,
  title={Pain outcomes: a brief review of instruments and techniques.},
  author={Jarred Younger and Rebecca L McCue and Sean Mackey},
  journal={Current pain and headache reports},
  year={2009},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={
          39-43
        }
}
Pain is a difficult outcome to measure due to its multifaceted and subjective nature. The need for selecting proper outcome measures is high because of the increasing demand for scientifically valid demonstrations of treatment efficacy. This article discusses some basic topics in the measurement of pain outcomes and addresses issues such as statistical versus clinical significance, daily home data collection, appropriate length of outcome measurement packets, and the possibility of objective… CONTINUE READING
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