Psychometric Evaluation of the Revised Iowa Pain Thermometer (IPT-R) in a Sample of Diverse Cognitively Intact and Impaired Older Adults: A Pilot Study.

@article{Ware2015PsychometricEO,
  title={Psychometric Evaluation of the Revised Iowa Pain Thermometer (IPT-R) in a Sample of Diverse Cognitively Intact and Impaired Older Adults: A Pilot Study.},
  author={Laurie Jowers Ware and Keela Ann Herr and Staja Star Booker and Kelley Dotson and Jennifer Key and Norma Poindexter and Gia Pyles and Bobbie Siler and Abbot Packard},
  journal={Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses},
  year={2015},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={475-82}
}
Self-report pain assessment tools are commonly used in clinical settings to determine patients' pain intensity. The Iowa Pain Thermometer (IPT) is a tool that was developed for research, but also can be used in clinical settings. However, its utility in clinical settings is challenging because it uses a 13-point scale (0-12 scale) that does not align with… CONTINUE READING